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22 Mar, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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About the Show:

AWAY is an Australian classic set in the late 1960’s. The production opens with a school performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the great Shakespearean themes of suffering, regeneration and reconciliation persist. It’s Christmas 1967 and time to re-enact the rituals of the summer holiday. Three Australian families set out separately but are driven together by a storm. At times funny and yet painfully truthful AWAY exposes the comedy and tragedy of their lives.

The play has eight strong roles that give actors a chance to demonstrate their talent and versatility, plus an ensemble of fairies/other characters for those who want something smaller in the production and can play multiple characters. A nine week rehearsal period, three times a week : Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday nights (although not everyone is required at every rehearsal!).

Available Roles:

TOM, a student – 18-20’s (looks 17, talented actor, outgoing/shy contradictions)
MEG, a student – 18-20’s (looks 17, friendly, earnest, thoughtful, understanding)
ROY, the Headmaster – 40-60’s (authoritative, solid, plodding, thoughtful)
CORAL, his wife – 30-50’s, (frail, grieving for her son who was killed in Vietnam, yet flirty, scattered)
GWEN, Meg’s mother – 35-50 (supportive, vindictive, manipulating, bitdhy)
JIM, Meg’s father – 35-55 (henpecked, understanding, a rock)
HARRY, Tom’s father – 40-55 (English immigrant, easygoing)
VIC, Tom’s mother -35-50 (English immigrant, protective)

Leonie, Camper, Fairy, F – 20-30s+
Rick, Hotel Guest, Camper 1, Fairy, M – 20-30s+
Miss Latrobe, Hotel Guest, Camper, Fairy, F – 20-30s+
MC, Hotel Guest, Camper, Fairy, F, M – 18-40s+

Audition Preparation:

There will be a READING of AWAY for those that want to know what the play is all about, and what roles might suit you.
SUNDAY 20th MARCH 1:30-4:30
@ the LC Theatre, 60 Cleaver Tce, Belmont.
Come along and have a read, get the feel for the play and the character/s you might be interested in. ALL welcome.

6.30pm – 9.30pm in one hour timeslots (i.e 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm), with four to five people booked per timeslot.

Auditionees will be required to read selections from the Script, although they may wish to perform a 2-3 minute monologue of their choosing if they wish to do so.

Audition Contact:

Email arenaarts@hotmail.com.au
or contact the director Christine Ellis (0430 494 924) with your preferred audition date and time.

Show Information:

ARENA is an independent, not-for-profit Western Australian Theatre Company producing Theatre For Schools, Community Theatre and professional Co-Op productions.
Since 1988, we have created more than 200 Arts Projects, which have had over 5000 performances for an audience in excess of 1 000 000.
We aim to provide creative opportunities in the Arts, to encourage the growth of local, grass-roots theatre, and to create works to reach new and existing audiences.

We look forward to you becoming a part of the ARENA experience.

Author: Michael Gow
Venue: LC Theatre, 60 Cleaver Tce, BELMONT
Theatre Company: ARENAarts
Show Dates: JUNE 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 8pm and June 12 & 19 @ 2pm
Director: Christine Ellis


22 Mar, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Latvian Centre (LC Theatre)
60 Cleaver Terrace
Belmont, WA 6104 Australia
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