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CLT’s Upcoming Productions

Spring 2022

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

 

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
by Morris Panych

Directed by Catherine Hannon
Produced by Terry Penney and Eric Macdonald

AUDITION CALL!

Looking for 2 male and 3 female actors, 20-50 years old

AUDITIONS
Courtenay Little Theatre rehearsal space
2683 Moray Avenue, Units A & B, Courtenay
OR
over Zoom.

Please contact Terry Penney at ttp9@shaw.ca to arrange your audition.

Audition Information

      • All attendees must be double vaccinated and present their vaccination cards.
      • You may obtain a copy of the script and/or audition scenes in advance of the auditions from Terry Penney, please email him at ttp9@shaw.ca
      • If you have any questions or cannot make the times above, please contact Catherine Hannon c/o ttp9@shaw.ca
      • Rehearsal Dates: January 8- March 26, 2022, 1-3 times per week, 2 evenings and one weekend afternoon.

Performance Dates

      • Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay March 31-April 9, 2022
      • Theatre BC, North Island Zone Festival, 1 performance, week of May 15-21, 2022, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay
      • Possible performance at Theatre BC Mainstage Festival, week of July 8-16, Vernon, BC

Play Synopsis

A comedy set in October, 1962, during the Cuban Missile crisis, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl tells the story of the last moments of childhood for Iris, a wise, irrepressible ten year old, who is trying to navigate the domestic crisis of her parents’ crumbling marriage even as the entire world teeters on the edge of nuclear war. When a mysterious stranger who closely resembles her beloved dead goldfish appears, Iris hopes he may be the answer to their problems. Set in a boarding house in a cannery town near Vancouver, this Governor General’s Award-winning comedy follows Iris’ journey full of hope, heartbreak and halibut with a quirky blend of humour and compassion.

Roles

IRIS (note: played by an adult), 10, precocious, curious, verbal, active and needy. Her goal is to keep her family together.

SYLVIA, 30-40, IRIS’ non-maternal mother, trapped by marriage and motherhood, trying to leave the family.

OWEN, 30-40, a war vet, unemployed, escaping his pain through drugs and physics. Loves Sylvia.

MR. LAWRENCE, 25-45, an anxious, sensitive, and confused stranger who may or may not be a poet, lunatic and/or criminal.

ROSE, 40-50, a cynical, hard drinking, opportunistic boarder who has her eyes on OWEN. Works at the cannery by day, parties hard at the Legion at night.

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