Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Auditions Coming Up for 'The Third Act'

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Rachel Jones and Lori Lowe, of Aging Beauty Productions, are hosting auditions for The Third Act on Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31 at the Guilford Park and Recreation Center. Photo courtesy of Aging Beauty Productions and the Mindful Actor

Rachel Jones and Lori Lowe, of Aging Beauty Productions, are hosting auditions for The Third Act on Sunday, July 30, and Monday, July 31 at the Guilford Park and Recreation Center. (Photo courtesy of Aging Beauty Productions and the Mindful Actor )

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The Third Act is about how two best friends in their 50s struggle to renegotiate their contract with life. 

Photo courtesy of Aging Beauty Productions and the Mindful Actor

The Third Act is about how two best friends in their 50s struggle to renegotiate their contract with life. (Photo courtesy of Aging Beauty Productions and the Mindful Actor )

In the micro-budget indie film The Third Act, Lola and Roxy—best friends and baby boomers in their 50s—struggle to renegotiate their contracts with life. Balancing hormones, teenagers, and careers, hilarity ensues as Lola goes off to a mindfulness retreat with her soon-to-be ex-husband hot on her heels. Roxy is left minding the store, a trendy consignment boutique she co-owns with Lola. A classic buddy film about life, The Third Act is about love and the pursuit of mindfulness. It will begin shooting on the Connecticut shoreline in August.

Longtime friends and co-writers, Lori Lowe and Rachel Jones have created Aging Beauty Productions, a company with a mission statement of creating dimensional, juicy roles for women over 45. Lowe, artistic director of The Mindful Actor (mindfulactor.com) in Guilford will direct The Third Act. Jones will be co-starring in the film. Jones runs the Actor’s Circle (the-actors-circle.com) in Brookfield, and directs, acts and teaches for Axial Theatre in Westchester, New York. She is scheduled to direct Axial’s MainStage production this spring of 2018. Lowe runs a coaching business based in Guilford, New York City, and Florida. One of her current students is appearing in The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman, playing a young Michelle Williams.

In addition to the Connecticut shoreline, The Third Act will shoot in Westchester County. The cast also includes Kathryn Neville Brown, Sal Rendino, Patrick Davin, Dan Walworth, and Cash Tilton. An Indie gogo campaign will be released in the coming weeks. Locations continue to be scouted on the Connecticut shoreline.

Auditions for cameo and supporting roles will be held at the Nathanael B. Greene Community Center, 32 Church Street, Guilford on Sunday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, and Monday, July 31 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Lowe says she truly hopes this film gets made as she and Jones “struggle with the constant temptation of preferring pedicures and lobster roles over pre-production tasks.”


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