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On Golden Pond, Scarborough Players

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On Golden Pond, Scarborogh Players

On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Directed by Joseph van Veen

SHOW DATES: September 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 2017
All shows at 8 p.m. except September 10, 17, and 23 at 2 p.m.

The Play: On Golden Pond is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, a couple in their twilight years who are spending their 48th summer at their cottage. The play explores their relationship as they face the challenges of aging. When their only child and daughter Chelsea visits with her fiancée Bill Ray and his teenage son, Billy Jr, the play explores a challenging father-daughter relationship. Billy Jr. spends the summer with the Thayer’s and quickly becomes the "grandchild" as Norman takes his charge fishing and learns a thing or two about teenagers. As the summer fades, Norman and Ethel are brought closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack.

Characters: 
Ages listed reflect how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor.  All ethnicities are welcome.

1. Norman Thayer, Jr. – male, mid-late 70’s, retired English professor
Youthful for his age but showing signs of slowing down; a touch of arthritis, heart palpitations and a declining memory. He can be a charming gentleman one minute and a cantankerous curmudgeon the next. He has a dry sharp wit and frequently weaves confusing mental circles around others in a game of one-upmanship. He is very much in love with Ethel.

2. Ethel Thayer – female, mid-late 60’s, Norman’s wife of 48 years
In many ways, Ethel is Norman’s opposite … and opposites attract. Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is energetic and has an inner and outer strength. She has aged extremely well. She doesn’t fall prey to Norman’s games and knows how to manage Norman’s moods and run interference when he is less than charming with others.

3. Charlie Martin – male, 40’s, the local mailman
Charlie grew up on Golden Pond and has been delivering the mail by boat since his youth. He has an honest warmth and an unpolished charm. He has an infectious laugh and can be boisterous and loud. He is the kind of person everyone loves to invite in for tea and cookies. He is gregarious and familiar. He is a bachelor, never married, and has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.
Actors auditioning for the role of Charlie Martin, a Maine (or east coast) accent would be desirable.

4. Chelsea Thayer Wayne – female 40’s, Norman and Ethel’s daughter, divorcee
Chelsea is Ethel and Norman’s only child. Like her father, she has a dry sense of humour, although not as acerbic as Norman. She is pretty and wears little make-up. Chelsea is physically fit but not necessarily athletic. Chelsea struggles to please Norman and is still seeking her father’s approval and dealing with the lack of closeness between them. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.

5. Bill Ray – male, 40’s, divorced, dentist
Chelsea’s fiancée and Billy’s father. Bill is a city boy. He is attractive, confident and well dressed, he is definitely not the outdoors type and out of his element in the country. He tends to be serious but has a hidden sense of humour. He falls prey to Norman’s mind-games but when he realizes what Norman is up to he pulls the plug and Norman finds out that Bill is no pushover.

6. Billy Ray – male, 14 years of age, son of Bill Ray
On the surface, Billy Ray is a typical awkward moody teenager but beneath his foul-mouthed exterior is a lonely and misunderstood young boy. Billy spends a month with Norman and Ethel on Golden Pond. His posture is poor and Norman has to remind him not to slouch. Norman takes Billy under his wing and the two quickly become friends. Billy comes out of his introverted shell and Norman appears to be healthier and more positive.
Actors auditioning for the role of Billy Ray should be comfortable swearing.

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday, May 29, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
CALLBACKS: (IF NEEDED) Wednesday, May 31 from 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
(CALLBACKS ONLY: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL 3 HOURS)

Requirements: Please prepare a short monologue – less than 90 seconds – something you love and know well off book.  You will be re-directed. You may also be asked to do a cold reading from the play. Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library. Please bring photo (photocopy will do) and resume.

Booking Your Audition
Auditions must be booked in advance
TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, SEND AN E-MAIL TO audition4sp@gmail.com
OR by phone (416) 439-1104  - Please leave your name & number VERY clearly.
By email or telephone please indicate your preferred audition date and time(s).
Please note: Email is the most efficient way to book an audition
Auditions are booked in 10 minute slots. Please indicate the role(s) in which you are interested.

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (West side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton, beside the Low Carb Food Outlet. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station). 

Very Important: Final Rehearsals are required over the September Labour Day Long Weekend
Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).
Most Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:00 – 5 p.m.
First read-through will be Sunday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. In the beginning, the first few rehearsals will require some flexibility from the cast until June 18 when the other show moves out of the unit. After that, the Tues/Thurs/Sunday afternoon schedule will go into go into effect.

Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening.  You will be asked to please list ANY potential conflicts from June 11 to September 23 on your audition forms.

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from all back grounds to audition. Those auditioning must be Non-Equity performers and understand that this is a non-paying production.
We do not enter into any contracts or agreements with CAEA or ACTRA.

 

Wait until Dark, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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Wait until Dark (Scarborough Theatre Guild)

Auditions:  June 4, 5

Callbacks:  June 11

 

Scarborough Theatre. Guild
Auditions for
Wait Until Dark
By Frederick Knott
Director: Marc Siversky
Interim Producer: Len Henderson
Stage Manager: Daniel Bell
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.


AUDITION DATES
Sunday, June 4, 2017 7:00 pm —
10:00 pm
Monday, June 5,2017 7:00 pm —
10:00 pm
CALLBACKS (if required)
Sunday, June 11, 2017 7:00 pm —10:00 pm


AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION
Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit —2105 Midland Avenue, Unit 16, Scarborough, Ontario
(the building is immediately north of the Midland LRT station on east side, south of Progress. The unit and
both driveway exits face Cosentino Drive)


REHEARSALS
Commence: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Continue: Sundays, Tuesdays &
Thursdays: 7:00 pm —
10:00 pm
We will avoid scheduling rehearsals on holiday weekends.


PERFORMANCE DATES - 2017
October 6-7 Friday, Saturday —
8 pm
October 8 Sunday Matinée —
2 pm
October 12-14 Thursday, Friday, Saturday —
8 pm
October 15 Sunday Matinée —
2 pm
October 19-20 Thursday, Friday —
8 pm
October 21 Saturday Matinée —
2 pm
All performances at Scarborough Village Theatre (3600 Kingston Road at Markham Road, Scarborough).


SYNOPSIS
A suspense thriller in which a blind woman is threatened by three thugs who are convinced something of great
value is hidden in her house, and who will stop at nothing to find it. With only her wits, and her other senses to help
her, she keeps the criminals at bay until the very last climactic scene, when the blackness of night gives her the
advantage over her assailants.
Lee Remick and Robert Duvall were in the original New York production, and Audrey Hepburn starred in the film
version.


REQUIREMENTS
A one-to-two minute dramatic monologue is recommended. If you do not have a monologue, selected cold readings
will be provided at the audition. The audition may also involve a short interview with the Director. If called back, you
will be asked to read from the script with other actors.
SCRIPT
If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the Performing Arts Desk, 5th
floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, and at the Community Desk of the Toronto Public Library,
Cedarbrae Branch, at 545 Markham Road in Scarborough.


BOOK AN AUDITION
For information, to book an audition time, or to cancel your audition time in advance, please contact Len
Henderson at lenderson57©gmail.com. If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at
416-439-5349.
This production is Non PayinglNon Equity


WAIT UNTIL DARK
Cast Descriptions
Role Description


Suzy Hendrix Blind woman, was blinded in an accident only a year previous, and is
still learning how to cope with everyday functions. Susy is very likeable
and vulnerable. She has a good sense of humor but is not silly. She
wants to be on her own but relies heavily on Sam. She is smart and
very trusting of others.
Sam Hendrix Suzy’s husband. A photographer and Ex Marine, trying to help Suzy find
her way, but can be a little too demanding. Very likeable. We trust him
immensely.
Harry Roat, Jr. Criminal mastermind. Will stop at nothing, even murder, to get what he
wants. We should be afraid of him but also surprised by him.
Mike Talman Con artist, recently out on parole. Somewhat sympathetic character. He
should be very likable and charismatic but also have a dark side.
“Sergeant” Carlino Con artist, used to pull off scams with Talman, also just out of prison.
Not as likeable as Mike. He is a follower and follows Mike’s lead.
Gloria Young girl 9 to 12, not bad, but somewhat temperamental. She lives
upstairs from Susy and Sam. She really wants Sam to like her and she
is very strong when put in charge.
2 Police Officers Could be women or men.


Character age ranges listed are for stage portrayal. Actual actor ages may be flexible to allow for optimum
matching and chemistry between actors.

 

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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