Audition Notice - “A Bench in the Sun” by Ron Clark

Director:  Stephen Torrence

Production Dates:
October 12-15 (matinee on October 15) and October 18-21, 2017 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam – evening performances at 8:00 pm, matinee at 2:00 pm.

Audition Dates and Location:  

  • Monday, June 12, 7:00-9:30 pm (please arrive before 8:30)
  • Wednesday, June 14, 7:00-9:30 pm (please arrive before 8:30 pm)

Pinetree Community Centre (Room 3), 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (near the Douglas – Lafarge Park SkyTrain Station).

Callbacks, if required, will be scheduled at the time of the auditions

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and possibly a short improv. Bring a résumé and a list of any conflict dates. Some flexibility will be possible with rehearsal scheduling, but a firm commitment is needed. Please bring with you a list of dates you are NOT available. Bring a headshot if available. No appointment necessary. This is an open call. Please familiarize yourself with the script before auditioning if possible. Copies are available at the Vancouver Public Library.  A copy may also be obtained from the director at:  torrences2006@yahoo.ca

Rehearsal Schedule and Location:

Rehearsals will begin in August - 2 sessions per week (Monday and Wednesday evenings 7-10 pm) and increase to 3 sessions per week (Sundays 1-4 pm in addition to Monday and Wednesday evenings) in September.

Pinetree Community Centre (Room 3), 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (near the Douglas – Lafarge Park SkyTrain Station).

Casting Requirements:  

2 Males and 1 Female (Ages are approximate but actors must be believable in the age range).

Roles:

Burt – early 70’s A true pessimist who considers himself a realist. Clothing means nothing to him.
Harold – early 70’s A meticulous dresser. He uses a cane. Harold is a guarded optimist.
Adrienne – early 70’s An ex-actress who is a bit of a flirt. Adrienne believes in the goodness of people and most everything else.

Synopsis:

Harold and Burt, long-time friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. When they learn that the home is about to be sold and they will have to find a new residence, the three join forces to prevent this upsetting development.

"Very wise, very moving, but most of all, very funny." - Mel Brooks

"A sunny comedy...it charms throughout." - Stamford Advocate

This is a non-equity, community theatre production.  Committed actors who will make the show their top priority will be given consideration over actors who are unable to commit to the rehearsal schedule.

For insurance purposes, all cast/crew must become members of Stage 43 ($20 / $16 annual membership) at or before the first rehearsal.

Contact Stage 43:  stage43theatre@yahoo.ca