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By Lisa Moore
A new play based on her acclaimed novel
Directed by Michelle Alexander
Performance Dates: September 21 – October 6, 2012
Alumnae Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Lisa Moore’s play February, based on her acclaimed novel of the same name.
February is the story of Helen, a Newfoundlander whose husband, Cal, perished in the 1982 sinking of an oil rig. Raising their four children alone, she never managed to get over the shock of losing her husband. The play begins in the present. Helen’s children are all grown up and her eldest son, John, is almost constantly on the road. John suddenly calls Helen from Singapore to announce that he’s about to become a father. The play cuts back and forth over more than 30 years of Helen’s life. For both Helen and John the main preoccupation is the past. February interweaves John’s crisis and the questions it raises about his own life with Helen’s attempt to move forward with hers.
ROLE TO BE CAST:
- Barry (late 40s – mid 50s): Barry is a carpenter who is renovating Helen’s house.
- Thursday July 26 starting at 6pm
- Please bring your photo and résumé and prepare a short (2 – 3 min) monologue.
- You will also be asked to read from the script. Copies of the script are available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, Performing Arts Desk, at Theatre Ontario and also electronically by request.
Please note that the actor cast in this role will need to be available for the first read-through on Friday July 27th at 6pm.
TO BOOK AN AUDITION TIME or REQUEST A SCRIPT: Email GoAlumnae@gmail.com.
Location: Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide St. East).
This is a non-Equity/ACTRA and non-paying engagement.
Alumnae Theatre is a non-professional theatre company which encourages diversity in its membership and casting.