Audition notice for Bingo! by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Lisa Pope
Audition Dates and Location:
Sunday, December 4th, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 6th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[Callbacks by invitation – December 11th]
Room 3 – Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC
Rehearsals will take place on Sunday afternoons (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) and Monday and Wednesday evenings (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) at Pinetree Community Centre in Coquitlam, BC beginning at the end of January 2017.
Performance Dates and Location:
April 27-30 and May 3-6, 2017
Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC.
[Please note that this production is Stage 43’s entry into the Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone Festival. There will be one performance of Bingo! during the festival at Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock, BC, May 21-27, 2017.]
Synopsis and Character Description:
Five classmates come together for their thirtieth high school reunion. Some see it as a welcome trip home, others see it as an obligation, and few never even left. But as the night wears on, the one-time classmates begin to reconnect and reminisce. As they reclaim their glory days, these five friends charge headfirst into the past with humour and heart. Daniel MacIvor's characters are naive, often crass, but always sincere in a play that proves being an adult doesn't mean you have it all figured out.
All characters are 48 years old, so actors must be able to believably play this age. All characters are drunk through much of the play, which should be played with realism, and not caricatured. It is recommended to read the play before auditioning.
Nurk (Paul Kenney): In high school he was the skinny nerd of the group. He has grown up to be successful professionally, but his marriage has failed. Diplomatic and sometimes sheepish.
Dookie (Dougie Duke): In high school he was the alpha male, the jock, the bully. He has grown up to become a successful real estate agent who is the type to boast about lying to his wife.
Heffer (Jeff MacInnis): He has always been the over-eager side kick who never left the small town they grew up in. Brash and defiant, he hides a shameful secret.
Bitsy (Kathy Cameron): Shy, waifish, slightly ditzy, chatty, and very direct. She also has a secret she believes no one knows.
Boots (Laura Boutlier): A masculine, "butch" woman who works as a mail carrier in the small town they grew up in. Quirky, uncompromising and self-confident, a tough minded cat lover.
Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them. Also, please bring a list of any dates between February and the end of May 2017 that you will be unavailable.
This is a non-equity, community theatre production. For insurance purposes, all cast/crew must become members of Stage 43 at or before the first rehearsal ($20 annual membership fee). Scripts will only be given to members in good standing. Since this production is also Stage 43’s entry into the Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone Festival, all cast/crew must become members of Theatre BC prior to the end of March 2017.
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