SOAP Theatre announces that auditions for Old Love by Norm Foster are scheduled for:
– Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm and
– Monday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
at our rehearsal space in the “Big Blue Building”, at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre, 5840 Airport Street in Oliver.
Director Jen Jensen, who previously directed Love, Loss and What I Wore. She excels at character development, and bringing out nuanced performances in her actors.
This play will be cast with four actors, together playing seven characters. We will need a “younger” male and female as well as an “older” male and female. There is considerable flexibility on ages, provided one pair of characters can be portrayed to be about 20 years older than the other pair. Depending on interest, up to three additional actors may be selected to play the smaller extra parts.
Experienced and novice actors are all welcome to attend. Even if you are unsure about going on stage, please consider attending the auditions as they are typically a lot of fun for all involved.
So what’s it about?
Old Love is a romantic comedy, with touches of personal drama, spanning three decades, over which time a smitten Bud Mitchell meets (on several occasions) and falls hopelessly in love with his boss’s wife Molly Graham. The tone of those meetings is comic, with the setting usually an after-hours business social event.
Other than the socially awkward employee’s well-hidden infatuation with the always inebriated object of his desire, the action amounts to little more than a few shared words, all of which are promptly forgotten and lost by the outwardly and inwardly bored Molly in a haze of alcoholic indifference. Each time their paths meet, she has no idea of who he is and the fact they already know each other.
Run Dates: Oliver February 2 – 3, 2018 and Osoyoos TBA
More details: SOAP Theatre’s Old Love