DCP to host auditions for upcoming production ‘Marion Bridge’ written by Canadian playwright Daniel McIvor

Calling all actors! You could star in an upcoming play with the Dundas County Players (DCP)

WINCHESTER — The next production for the Dundas County Players, Marion Bridge, was written by one of Canada’s best known playwrights, Daniel McIvor, famous for compelling and strikingly honest dialogue, nuanced humour and fast transitions. This play combines outstanding character development, insightful writing and pointed Cape Breton humour for an immensely satisfying theatre experience that tugs at the heartstrings.

Directed by Moira Law, with Elizabeth Barton as Assistant Director and Suzanne Steele as Stage Manager, this production requires actors to play three colourful sisters from Cape Breton, and two voice actors to play over-the-top TV soap opera characters.

One of Canada’s best known playwrights, Daniel McIvor, wrote “Marion Bridge.”

The available roles are:

Three sisters – between 30 to 55 years of age. Good chemistry among them will play a role in casting this show.
· Agnes – An unsuccessful actor who has made her home in Toronto.
· Theresa – A progressive nun who works on a farm in New Brunswick
· Louise – The youngest who never left home and finds her favourite TV shows the gateway to a different life.

Two voice actors to play off-stage TV soap opera characters.
· Kara (voice actor) who manages to seem both very beautiful and thoroughly evil.
· Jason (voice actor) Kara’s boyfriend, extremely attractive but dumb enough to be completely unaware of Kara’s evil intentions.

They are also seeking backstage Ninjas and props assistants as well, so if you would like to pitch in, please send a note to Moira at drama@moiralaw.ca.

Auditions are set for Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and/or Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. downstairs at the Old Town Hall in Winchester. Please contact Moira (drama@moiralaw.ca) to make an appointment for an audition, to get a copy of the audition scenes or if you have any questions. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Performances will run from November 16 to 25, at the Winchester Old Town Hall.

Rehearsals start after Labour Day in September and the schedule will be determined based on the availability of cast members.



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