PLAY READING NIGHT – ALL WELCOME
Gemco Players in Emerald warmly invite people to a play reading of Falling from Grace by Hannie Rayson to listen, laugh and gauge whether this play interests you for auditioning or just to hear a new work read aloud. The main purpose is to just have fun and join in. No experience required.
Date: Thursday 16th November 7.30pm start
Venue: The Gem Community Arts Centre 19 Kilvington Drive Emerald
RSVP Director Sharon Maine [email protected] or 0419118917 (especially if you are keen to read on the night, to ensure we have enough scripts.)
From the playwright of Hotel Sorrento and Life after George, Gemco Players brings you “Falling from Grace” Hannie Rayson’s 1994 play has a bright comic surface and mysterious depths. It is about women in medicine, in the media and in the office – power and authority in female hands. It is also about public morality and a struggle between women to see who should be its guardian. These women are best friends in a professional world; they are witty and erudite, passionate in pursuit of success and relentless in their pursuit of passion. They juggle careers, children and lovers, they are in their mid-life and their friendship is about to be tested. The production will be set in modern times.
(Ages are approximate guide only)
Suzannah Brompton 41yo editor of Metro Magazine, mother of Tessa, divorced from Hugh
Maggie Campbell 40yo sub editor, single mother of two children Zac 10 and Milly 15 (these children never seen)
Janet Brock (Brock) 37yo features writer, seven months pregnant, married to Robert Morton
Tessa Brompton-Storey – 16yo daughter of Hugh and Suzannah, still at school.
Dr Hugh Storey 42yo ex-husband of Suzannah married to Wendy, Community Health doctor
Michael Beresinski 45yo barrister, Suzannah’s lover
Miriam Roth, early 40s, gynaecologist and head of medical research team trialling Zed400
Feel free to audition for more than one character but please make known at time of booking audition which character/s.
Auditions Tues 12th from 7.30pm or Sunday 17th December from 7pm (1 hour slots)
Callbacks on Tues 19th December 7pm
Bookings essential for audition time via Director Sharon Maine via email [email protected]
The director will allocate set pages from script for the audition. Please do not apply unless you are to attend all tech / dress / preview and performance dates as these are not negotiable.
Tues and Thursday evenings and Sundays. Rehearsals would not start until mid-January.
Tech rehearsal: Monday 5th March
Dress Rehearsal Tuesday 6th March
Preview: Wed 7th March
Season 9th March – 24th March. Performances are at Friday and Saturday 8pm and Sunday 3pm.