AUDITION - WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS by Jill Hyem

Directed by Kerrie Hartin 

 Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 1pm at Sutherland Multi-Purpose Centre, 123 Flora Street, Sutherland.

The title comes from the movie “Casablanca” so you would expect perhaps a love story, but this modern comedy is about 3 old school friends who meet up in Paris where one has been living since retiring.

CHARACTERS

Nancy – age 60s

Nancy an ex-headmistress who has retired to Paris and is liberated by her new life. Full of life and rejuvenated by her new found freedom. Speaks some French and sings a little.

She is described as a large handsome woman in her 60s. She wears a colourful print dress and sensible sandals.

Anna – age 60s

A, shy, mousey, downtrodden woman who has been looking after her ailing and demanding husband for the last twenty years. Speaks very little ‘school-girl” French.

She is described as a woman in her 60s, dressed in a dowdy skirt and jacket with salt-and-pepper hair in need of a good cut. Her manner is tentative and apologetic. Anna undergoes a change as Paris works its magic – she has her hair cut in a becoming style and wears more stylish clothes.

Raquel (Rachel) – age 60s (but looks younger due to plastic surgery)

The archetypal cougar looking for love with younger men, who has been “nipped, tucked and enhanced”. A much married fun loving woman. Speaks some French.

She is described as an ash blonde (not essential) with a too-short skirt, a low cut top and stiletto shoes. Clearly, she has had a face-lift so looks younger than Nancy and Anna.

Charlot – age 50s

A native Parisian out-of-work actor who serves as the handyman for the building. A flirty Frenchman. Speaks French fluently, also speaks very good English. Ability to play a guitar would be an advantage. He also sings a little.

He is described as a man in his late 50s, attractive in a craggy, lived-in, essentially French way. He and Nancy have a relaxed, easy friendship.

Madame Boussiron – age 50s

The landlady - a glamorous typical Parisian bitch. Speaks French fluently. Also speaks almost perfect English.

She is described as very chic, dressed in a beautifully cut dark suit with a scarf immaculately arranged.

*Regarding the characters who need to speak French, we plan to have a dialogue coach to assist with this and will spend some time ensuring that accents and pronunciation is credible.

Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evening from 7.30pm-9pm and on Sunday afternoon from 2pm-4pm.

Show Dates

Friday, July 26 at 8pm

Saturday, July 27 at 2pm

Sunday, July 28 at 2pm

Friday, August 2 at 8pm

Saturday, August 3 at 8pm

Sunday, August 4 at 2pm

Please feel free to contact Kerrie if you have any questions.

M: 0421 272608

E: kjhartin56@gmail.com

WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS by Jill Hyem

The title comes from the movie "Casablanca" so you would expect perhaps a love story, but this modern comedy is about 3 old school friends who meet up in Paris where one has been living since retiring.

CHARACTERS

Nancy - age 60s

Nancy an ex-headmistress who has retired to Paris and is liberated by her new life. Full of life and rejuvenated by her new found freedom. Speaks some French and sings a little.

She is described as a large handsome woman in her 60s. She wears a colourful print dress and sensible sandals.

Anna - age 60s

A, shy, mousey, downtrodden woman who has been looking after her ailing and demanding husband for the last twenty years. Speaks very little 'school-girl" French.

She is described as a woman in her 60s, dressed in a dowdy skirt and jacket with salt-and-pepper hair in need of a good cut. Her manner is tentative and apologetic. Anna undergoes a change as Paris works its magic - she has her hair cut in a becoming style and wears more stylish clothes.

Raquel (Rachel) - age 60s (but looks younger due to plastic surgery)

The archetypal cougar looking for love with younger men, who has been "nipped, tucked and enhanced". A much married fun loving woman. Speaks some French.

She is described as an ash blonde (not essential) with a too-short skirt, a low cut top and stiletto shoes. Clearly, she has had a face-lift so looks younger than Nancy and Anna.

Charlot - age 50s

A native Parisian out-of-work actor who serves as the handyman for the building. A flirty Frenchman. Speaks French fluently, also speaks very good English. Ability to play a guitar would be an advantage. He also sings a little.

He is described as a man in his late 50s, attractive in a craggy, lived-in, essentially French way. He and Nancy have a relaxed, easy friendship.

Madame Boussiron - age 50s

The landlady - a glamorous typical Parisian bitch. Speaks French fluently. Also speaks almost perfect English.

She is described as very chic, dressed in a beautifully cut dark suit with a scarf immaculately arranged.

*Regarding the characters who need to speak French, we plan to have a dialogue coach to assist with this and will spend some time ensuring that accents and pronunciation is credible.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 1pm at Sutherland Multi-Purpose Centre, 123 Flora Street, Sutherland.

Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evening from 7.30pm-9pm and on Sunday afternoon from 2pm-4pm.

Show Dates

Friday, July 26 at 8pm

Saturday, July 27 at 2pm

Sunday, July 28 at 2pm

Friday, August 2 at 8pm

Saturday, August 3 at 8pm

Sunday, August 4 at 2pm

Please feel free to contact Kerrie if you have any questions.

M: 0421 272608

E: kjhartin56@gmail.com