LCP Presents: "Painting Churches" by Tina Howe



Painting Churches
By Tina Howe

December 17 & 18, 2018

Auditions & Callbacks will be held at the Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street, London, Ontario. Paid parking available at rear of building. Street parking is free after 6:00pm. Enter through Box Office.

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Hale (
STAGE MANAGER: Kathleen Sykora (

AUDITIONS: Monday, December 17, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

CALLBACKS: Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a short (1-2 minute) contemporary monologue and be prepared to cold read from the script. Please email the Stage Manager (Kathleen Sykora, to book your audition time.

PRODUCTION DATES: April 25 – May 4, 2019 in Procunier Hall at the Palace Theatre.

REHEARSALS: First read through in January 2019, Alzheimer Information Training between January 14-25, 2019, Rehearsals begin February 2019.

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He is living with progressing dementia as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her. Mags triumphs in the end as Fanny and Gardner actually step through the frame and become a work of art ineffable and timeless.

The play tells the story of a family living with a diagnosis of dementia, and while it touches on the challenges and frustrations associated with this, it also offers tender, hopeful moments of love and truth within the relationships depicted.

This play will be produced in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society of London-Middlesex. Because of that partnership and to ensure a respectful and accurate portrayal of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the cast members will participate in Alzheimer Information Training prior to the start of rehearsals.


Gardner Church. Age 60-80, male.
Fanny Church. Age 55-80, female.
Mags Church. Age 35-60, female.

We are committed to providing opportunities for diverse voices and performers. Experienced artists and newcomers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.


If you would like to view the script in advance, please contact the Stage Manager (Kathleen Sykora, to arrange it.

If you are not an actor, but would like to work on a show, please contact us! There are usually more people working backstage and in the booth than there are on stage.

For more information on any of the plays and/or auditions for the 2018/2019 season, please contact

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