Spencerville Stories - Audition Notice
Auditions will take place on June 2 at 2:00 and June 4 at 7:00 in the hall downstairs at
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 23 Bennett St, Spencerville, K0E 1X0. Auditions will consist of group readings of the play so please plan to arrive on time. For more information please contact Sheila Dubyk
Looking to be part of something a little different? This October 19 (evening) and 20 (matinee), Spencerville Stories, an original progressive play, will be held in Spencerville. This play will incorporate three unique stories based on the lives of real residents of the village from years gone by.
Grow or Bust (at Spencerville Mill) takes place in 1932. This is the story of Walter and Percy Barnard who have to make a tough decision during the Depression to make their grist mill more productive. This segment of the show will offer guests hors d’oeuvres provided by Little Sisterz Restaurant.
A Wedding to Remember (at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church) takes place in 1929. It features a memorable day in the Fairbairn family as Mary Gwendoline is set to marry William Robertson. Things don’t quite go as planned. At the reception, guests will be served dinner prepared by the Church Ladies.
After the Fair (at the Legion) mainly takes place after the Spencerville Fair of 1920. It is the story of Ernie McGuire and his return from WWI. It will also feature stories of the historic fair. At the Legion, guests will receive dessert and a signature cocktail.
Rehearsals will start in July. Each segment will be rehearsed separately. However, as we get closer to the performance dates, each cast will get to see the other rehearsals.
There are a large number of roles to fill. There are a number of parts in each age range (please note that the actors do not have to be the ages indicated, they just have to be able to play the ages indicated). These are relatively short segments so each character will not have a large amount of dialogue to learn:
Male - 9 to 11:
Morgan Barnard (9) Percy’s son. Morgan enjoys working in the mill but he also enjoys his life as a boy. He is at an age where he is worried more about his stomach than his future.
Females in their 20s and early 30s:
Males in their late 30’s and 40’s
Female in her 50s
Emma Scott Robertson (53) mother of the groom. She is here to see her son get married but is doomed to disappointment.
Males in their 50’s and 60s
Almon Spencer Fairbairn (64) father of the bride. He’s a bit harried because things are not going as expected.
Evan James Robertson (53) father of the groom. He’s blissfully unaware of what has been going on and is in for a big surprise.
The Guides (any gender, any age) 2 required
The role of the guides is to make sure that the guests are comfortable, are at the correct venues at the correct time and have the information they need. The guides will greet guests at each venue and send them on to the next. The guides will also hand out the programs at the Mill. At the final venue the guides will have very short dialogue right at the beginning of that segment of the show.