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Spring 2022

THEATRE BC 2022 NORTH ISLAND ZONE DRAMA FESTIVAL

May 17-20 at the Sid Williams Theatre

Tickets available here!

Courtenay Little Theatre is excited to be hosting the Theatre BC 2022 North Island Zone Drama Festival.
Featuring five Canadian plays over four nights, this is an opportunity for audiences to enjoy a variety of
fabulous plays presented by community theatre groups from all over the North Island.

May 17: Courtenay Little Theatre will present Girl in the Goldfish Bowl by Morris Panych
May 18: Rivercity Players from Campbell River will present Jonas and Barry in the Home by Norm Foster
May 19: Nanaimo Theatre Group will present two one act plays – Legoland by Jacob Richmond and Never Swim Alone by Daniel MacIvor
May 20: E.C.H.O Players from Qualicum Beach presents How It Works by Daniel MacIvor

This annual festival is an opportunity for our North Island community to celebrate the Joy of Live Theatre at the Sid Williams Theatre.
Immediately following each production, you will have the opportunity to stay for a short public adjudication by our festival adjudicator, Tamara McCarthy.
Come out and enjoy the entire festival by purchasing a four-day pass.


FALL 2022

AUDITION NOTICE
for STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Robert Harling
Directed by Kirstin Humpherys

PRODUCTION DATES
Oct 1, through Oct. 8th 2022 at the Sid Williams Theatre

SYNOPSIS
Set in Chinquapin, Louisiana in 1986, this iconic play is a tale of love, loss and friendship.
We follow the lives of six southern women who come together in Truvy’s Exclusive Beauty Parlour. Full of
wise-cracking repartee, the women are witty, intelligent and sometimes slightly crazy. Annelle, who’s not
sure if she is still married, is the eager new assistant to the outspoken romantic Truvy who dispenses
shampoo and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon and do-loving Ouiser, newly widowed millionaire
Miss Clairee and classic Southern mother M’Lynn, whose beautiful daughter Shelby (a diabetic) is about to
get married. Opening on Shelby’s wedding day, the story moves toward tragedy when she risks pregnancy.
The beauty and fragility of her life has a profound effect on all the women, and their underlying strengths of
love and friendship make this play truly touching to behold. Packed with 1980’s nostalgia and memorable
one-liners, Steel Magnolias is a classic play that continues to speak to audiences all over the world about
hope and love.

AUDITION DATES
At CLT rehearsal space, 2683 Moray Avenue, Units A & B, Courtenay
Friday June 3- 7-9 evening – introduction and sign up for auditions
Saturday, June 4 – 10-3 – individual auditions 15 minutes with scenes from the play
Sunday, June 5 – Call backs – 10-3:00
Monday, June 6 – evening, call backs if needed 7-10

To notify of intention to audition and for more information, please email the Director at
khumpherys@shaw.ca or phone 250-898-8245

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Start Mid July- starting 2 nights a week plus one afternoon on the week-end- in September
More rehearsals may be scheduled.

NOTES
The cast of 6 are on stage most of the time. Cast must be available mid-July to Oct 8th.

FOR THE SAFETY AND COMFORT FOR ALL, ALL PERSONS ATTENDING AUDITIONS, CAST, AND CREW MUST SHOW PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION TO PARTICIPATE IN STEEL MAGNOLIAS

CAST NEEDED
Truvy Jones- 40ish, Owner of the beauty shop
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto- early-mid 20’s – Beauty Shop Assistant
Clairee Belcher – mid to late 60’s- Widow of the former mayor, Grande dame
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – mid to late 20’s- Prettiest girl in town
M’Lynn Eatenton- 50ish – Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman
Ouiser (pronounced “Weezer”) Boudrequx – 66ish-Wealthy curmudgeon, acerbic but loveable

Notes for Auditioners

Courtenay Little Theatre respects all individuals and welcomes diversity.
Anyone interested in auditioning is welcome to participate.
Casting choices will be made based on the director’s decisions and what they think is best suited for the role.
Courtenay Little Theatre will follow the BC Health Authority Orders as they change.

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