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Crimes of the Heart, Village Players

Crimes of the Heart By Beth Henley
Performance Dates: Sept 7 - 29, 2018
Director: Ken Stern

(Non-Union, Non-paying)

** A reading copy pf the play is available at the information desk of the Arts Dept. on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library

AUDITIONS
(and all rehearsals) will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor Street West (around the corner from the Runnymede Subway) on the following dates and times:

Sunday June 10 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday June 12 7:00pm to 10:00pm

CALLBACKS
Wednesday June 13 7:00pm to 10:00pm

CHARACTERS – 2 men; 4 women
(ages given are character ages, not actor’s ages)

LENNY MAGRATH, 30, oldest of the three sisters: Has remained in the family home, looking after Old Granddaddy. Feels the weight of responsibility on her shoulders.

MEG MAGRATH,
27, the middle sister: Had a “wild” reputation in high school

BABE BOTRELLE,
24, the youngest sister: She is impulsive and can appear child-like. Has thoughts of harming herself.

CHICK BOYLE,
29, the sisters’ first cousin and neighbour: Harsh and judgmental about the Magrath family. A social climber, embarrassed by her familial relation to the Magraths.

DOC PORTER,
30, but appears slightly older. Meg’s old boyfriend

BARNETTE LLOYD,
26, Meg’s lawyer

Play Synopsis: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on an autumn day in 1974. Babe Magrath is having a bad day. She didn't like the way her husband looked, so she shot him. Now out on bail, Babe reunites with her two sisters to make sense of their most recent misfortunes. Meg is back from a failed career in the music industry. Lenny is lamenting her forgotten 30th birthday. Their troubles, grave but somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future; the telling is true and touching and deeply, darkly funny.

PREPARATION: No monologue is required. This play is set in Mississippi and we will be using (slight) appropriate accents in the performances. However, no accents will be required for the audition dates. If you are auditioning, you must read the play. A script is available upon request from the audition coordinator.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to villageplayersauditions@gmail.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information

 

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