SOAP is looking for actors to perform in their Spring 2017 production of Since You Left Us, a comedy by Vancouver based Playwright Susinn McFarlen. Auditions will be held as follows:
- Quails Nest Arts Centre; 5840 Airport Street; Oliver
- Thursday February 9, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm; and
- Friday February 10, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Since You Left Us calls for six cast members – three men and three women:
- Fanny (F) – The sister who arrives at Denny’s in search of her son. She is uptight, nervous, and anxious.
- Denny (F) – The dog-obsessed sister, Denny is the crazy glue that keeps the laughs coming.
- Mike (M) – Denny and Fanny’s fireman brother, who, along with his friend Chuck, is always enjoying yet another beer.
- Dolly (F) – Mother of Fanny, Denny and Mike — one sexy 70-year-old in a plunging leopard-skin patterned blouse, cinch belt, tight pants and spike heels.
- Chuck (M) – Dolly’s much younger, alcoholic boyfriend.
- Danno (M) – Fanny’s missing son, late teens.
People with all levels of acting experience (or lack of experience) are welcome to attend. Even if you are not sure of wanting a part, grab a friend and come out for an evening of laughs, reading parts from this great script.
RUN DATES: April 28 – May 6, 2017
Also planned to be part of the Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival in late May 2017 in Salmon Arm
There’s dysfunctional and there’s really, really dysfunctional. The family in Since You Left Us is one of the latter: shot through with alcoholism, bad parenting, sibling rivalry and unhealthy co-dependency (with a Jack Russell terrier named … Jack).
Since You Left Us is laugh-out-loud funny until the end when something is revealed that suddenly makes the play profoundly poignant.
The dog-obsessed Denny is the crazy glue that keeps the laughs coming in this production. Mouth-to-mouth on a mutt? Diapers on a dog? Cooing and baby-talking to Jack Denny is hysterically funny but can turn an evil eye on her mother, brother and sister that stops them dead in their tracks. Denny is a ‘don’t mess with me’ sort of gal – and who would mess with her? She’s big and tough and strong.
But the story is really Fanny’s, the sister who arrives at Denny’s in search of her AWOL son, Danno. Fanny can be uptight, nervous, and anxious but she is able to loosen up and, in doing so, is pulled back into this flawed family that is, nevertheless, a family.
It’s Dolly’s 70th birthday but she’s one sexy septuagenarian in a plunging leopard-skin patterned blouse, cinch belt, tight pants and spike heels. She’s got herself a much younger boyfriend – married, alcoholic Chuck, with whom she’s about to move in.
Mike is Denny and Fanny’s fireman brother who, along with his friend Chuck, is always enjoying yet another beer with the toast, “first one of the day”. These people, with the exception of reformed alcoholic Fanny, really drink.
There’s a lot of fighting, bitching, arguing and yelling so if your own family dynamic finds itself in the same position, Since You Left Us might not be for you. On the other hand it will make your family appear positively happy. It’s funny, the dialogue crackles with wit, these are people you might know (and love).
More information at www.soplayers.ca/since-you-left-us.html