by Ronald Harwood
Production dates: January 19th to February 3rd 2018
Auditions: November 19th and 20th 2017 at 7:30pm
at the theatre 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill
Call backs November 26th at 7:30pm
Open auditions, please inform the producer or director your preferred night (Nov 19 or 20):
Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Each year, on 10 October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on… a funny and poignant look at aging. Set in the music room of a country home there is no actual opera singing required by the cast.
Reginald Paget, he is a fit immaculate collar-and- tie man, a true gentleman.
Cecily (Cissy) Robson, a large lady with a beatifically smile who has short bouts of dementia.
Wilfred Bond, he is big in every sense, untidy in an artistic way and uses a walking stick.
Jean Horton, frail, uses a stick, but has the manner of a grand dame and is still seen as a diva.
All characters are in their 70’s.
Rehearsals: Mon, Wed, Fri evenings and Sunday afternoons. Rehearsal schedule will be fixed when the play is cast.
Scripts can be obtained from the producer with a deposit of $20 refunded on return of the script in good condition. Email at email@example.com.
The Curtain Club is a non-profit, non-equity community theater group. If you are cast in this show you MUST become a member of The Curtain Club. Membership fees are $10.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.