Audition For Studio Theatre Perth Productions

Studio Theatre Productions Auditions 

 “The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble”

by Beth Graham

Directed by Jane Stott

in The Studio Theatre, Perth on 

Tuesday, October 30 and Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. sharp

Production Dates:  January 17 – 27, 2019

Synopsis

This is a Canadian play by Beth Graham, who was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and raised in Cochrane, Alberta.  The play was first produced in 2013 by Obsidian Theatre in Toronto and later at The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa. This play is about the tricky nature of family dynamics and how one family member’s life decision affects everyone else.  Bernice, the mother, is the centre of her family’s universe, and her chosen course of action could devastate her two daughters and her son.  Bernice is as vivacious as ever, always up for a good laugh, and, most of all, ready to finally put herself first.  But she needs to win over at least one of her children to her way of thinking.  The play explores Alzheimer’s in a poignant, sometimes humorous, and thoughtful way.

Cast requirements   (3 Female, 1 Male)  *ages can go up or down as long as they are believable in birth order of siblings and mother-to-child relationship

In order of appearance:

Iris –    the younger daughter, single. living on her own, a workaholic in a self-chosen temporary position. (30-35)*

Bernice – recently widowed, retired social worker, mother of Iris, Peter and Sarah – stated as age 59 in script.  (60-65)*

Sarah –     the oldest sibling, married to Mike, and living on the outskirts of the city. They have a little girl named Heaven, whom Sarah can’t stop talking about. (35-40)*

Peter –     the youngest sibling, single, a university graduate who is a statistician and lives in a nearby town. (25-30)*

Rehearsals Tuesday, Thursday evenings, Sunday afternoons starting Tuesday, November 13 (offsite) and will run through November, the Christmas season, and into January. (There will be no rehearsal on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day!)

Perusal scripts may be picked up in Perth for a 48-hour maximum period by contacting Roberta Peets – roberta@rideau.net