LCP Auditions for 2008-2009 Season


Peter J. (theatreinlondon.ca admin)
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LCP is entered in “Minifest” — hosted by Theatre Woodstock — July 25/26, 2008. For more details on this event, check out Western Ontario Drama League’s web site http://www.wodl.on.ca and click on The Minifest Page. This year’s play is “The Audition” by our own Lynda Martens.

DIRECTOR: Margaret Bildy

PRODUCER: TBA

AUDITIONS: Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

CAST REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pat Harris — 55-60 — Male or Female
  • Jordan Backs — 20s — Male or Female
  • Paul — late 30s — Male
  • Todd — 42-45 — Male
  • Wendy — 35 — Female
  • Crissy — 20 — Female

SYNOPSIS: 6 actors are invited to an audition — but the director is not there….

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THE PERILS OF PERSEPHONE by Dan Needles — (his Wingfield series put Persephone Township on the map).

SYNOPSIS: It’s the end of June, it’s hot and there hasn’t been any rain for quite a while. The Township of Persephone is threatened when a truck which may contain toxic waste crashes into the swamp on the farm of the township reeve, Eldon Currie. – The evacuation of the township is imminent, the Minister of the Environment is summoned, the Media are out in force. A desperate cover up ensues when it turns out that it isn’t toxic waste……… Laughs abound when country sense clashes with city sensibilities.

DIRECTOR: Sue Perkins

PRODUCER: Dee Dee Ingram

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 18 – 7:00 p.m.

Auditions will be reading from the script, so it is recommended that auditioners read the script before auditioning. If you prefer to audition with a monolog, please call the director at 519-451-3749.

PRODUCTION DATES: September 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Matinee, October 2, 3, 4 (2 shows)

There will be a read through the week following auditions, then rehearsals will commence August 5. During the month of August there will be three rehearsals during the week, leaving weekends free. September will be busy!

CAST REQUIREMENTS: 4 men, 2 women and 1- 14 year old girl

  • Orval Currie – 50 – farmer in Persephone Township, near Larkspur – brother to
  • Eldon Currie – 40-45 – farmer and Reeve of Persephone Township
  • Marj Currie – 40-45 – his wife
  • Wendy Currie – 14 years old – their daughter
  • Henry (Hank) Burford – 50 plus – local politician, recently appointed Minister of the Environment
  • Francis Hinkley – 30-35 – truck driver – underemployed Doctor of Philosophy
  • Skip Fuller – 40s – female – Executive Assistant to the Premier of Ontario – the fixer

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INHERIT THE WIND by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

SYNOPSIS: Considered by many as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, Inherit The Wind is a fictional retelling of the 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial,” in which a young Tennessee school teacher was charged with teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The play is not just a debate about creationism and evolution but also mirrors the continuous conflict between different belief systems and our right to think for ourselves, a conflict as topical today as it was 80 years ago.

DIRECTOR: Don Fleckser

PRODUCER: David Long

AUDITIONS: Monday, June 23, Tuesday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The actors are asked to come with a one minute selection from an American playwright. They will be allowed to read it if they wish. They should have read the play which they can get from the theatre office. Rehearsals begin the last week in August for some players. The ages are from 13 years to 70, which makes it available to a very broad range. Rehearsal night cannot be announced yet because of the 35 plus cast. The appointments will be every five minutes. Please contact the LCP office at 519-432-1029 to book an appointment.

Crew required: Please contact David Long at 519-854-7387 or dlong7387@rogers.com

PRODUCTION DATES: October 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 matinee, 30, 31 and Nov 1 (2 shows)

CAST REQUIREMENTS: 21 Men, 6 women, 2 boys, 1 girl (Approximate)

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GENERAL:

Scripts are available for the 2008/2009 season to read in advance – and must be returned no later than the first audition date. Please contact the Palace Theatre Box Office at 519-432-1029 to make arrangements. A $10.00 REFUNDABLE deposit is required.

For more information on any of the plays and/or auditions, please contact info@londoncommunityplayers.com.

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