Play by David French
Directed by Jane Stott
Auditions: Tues & Thurs, May 7 & 9 at 7pm.
Production dates: Aug 8-25, 2019; 9 evening shows and 3 matinées
Set in Coley’s Point, Nfld, in 1926, this coming-of-age love story is the third in a series of plays by David French called The Mercer Plays. Studio theatre presented another play from the series, Leaving Home, several years ago. A ninety minute play with only two characters to carry the story, this will be a great opportunity for two young actors, portraying 17 and 18 year old youth. Mary is in service for the right honourable Dawes and his wife, and is engaged to the local school teacher. Only the summer before, she was keeping company with Jacob Mercer, a fisherman. He left without saying goodbye, to seek his fortune in the big city. On a moonlit August evening Jacob returns to try and woo Mary back. He finds Mary is sitting on her employer’s porch, looking through her telescope, and waiting for her fiancé.
One young man, able to portray an 18 year old.
One young woman, able to portray a 17 year old.
Both characters are on stage for the full play, a ninety minute one act play production.
Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Perusal copies can be obtained from Roberta Peets at email@example.com
Your appropriate monologue should be memorized (see their website). You will also be required to read from the script.
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