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"What I did Last Summer"

By: A.R. Gurney

Directed by: Steve Russell

Produced by: Linda Conway and Liz Woosey


The Story

"What I did Last Summer" is set in a well-to-do vacation colony on the shores of Lake Erie, in 1945, during the final stages of World War II.
Charlie, an incipiently rebellious fourteen-year-old, is summering with his mother and sister (his father is fighting in the Pacific) before going off to an expensive boarding school in the fall. Although he intended to spend the summer loafing and socializing with his friends (such as Ted), the need for spending money forces him to take a job as handyman for an iconoclastic, bohemian art teacher, Anna Trumbull, a former member of the "upper crust" who has lost both her fortune and her regard for the ideals of her upbringing. Sensing a kindred spirit in Charlie, she tries to stretch his mind by teaching him painting and sculpture - and exposing him to "radical" ideas about life and love that, in time, persuade Charlie to reject the notion of going back to school. The result is a family crisis and, more specifically, a showdown between Anna and Charlie's conservative mother, a clash of philosophies that raises as many questions as it answers and, in the end, stimulates the self-awareness that will shape the man Charlie is destined to become.


Performance Dates

Friday July 15th - Sat. July 23rd


Audition Dates and Times

Monday April 25th and Wed. April 27th - 7 PM


Callbacks:

Thursday April 28th - 7 PM


Place of Auditions

Peterborough Theatre Guild


Cast

The cast consists of 2 male and 4 female roles.
Charlie - Lead of the show. 14 years old
This role could be played by an actor between the age of 14 and 20. He is a kind, naive child. This is truly a story of him growing up. Struggles with trying to be his own person, pleasing his mother, impressing his friends, and "growing to his full potential" with Anna. Kind of artsy. Best friends with Ted.
Anna Trumbull - A wildly spiritual art teacher.
She was once a mistress to a rich doctor. She views life with a different view on the world than most do - sort of an early version of a hippie. She doesn't believe in laws or rules - that life shouldn't have strings tied to it. She is very easy-going and quirky. Has been an outcast basically her whole life.
Grace - Charlie's mother.
She is home taking care of two children alone, while her husband is out fighting in the war. She struggles over forgetting her past, and trying to move forward with her life. She wants what is best for her children. Has a fire within.
Elsie - 19 years old. Charlie's older sister.
Since all of the boys her age are away at war, she is "depressed" with her life. She causes a great deal of stress on her mother. In a state of MAJOR teen angst, she is slightly overweight, and mentions it a few times throughout the show.
Bonny - 14 years old. The annoying girl next door.
She is always following Charlie and Ted around. She is described as quite nerdy and dorky.
Ted - 16 years old. Cute, young Canadian boy.
He is also in a stage of growing up, but is further along than Charlie. Struggles with being treated like a grown man when he is not quite ready for it. Can drive. Works for a lawn mowing business. Sort of the "cool kid in town."

The young teen actors could be played by slightly older actors as we are "looking back" on past events.


For more information

Please contact Linda Conway




“Eclipsed”

By: Patricia Burke-Brogan

Directed by: Jennifer Gruer and Patricia Young

Produced by: Ina Stenner


The Story

A story begging to be told. “Eclipsed” is the revelation of a tragic history of six young “penitent” women (unmarried mothers, orphans and mentally unfit) Placed in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries in 1963. This award winning play has been performed throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, America and Italy. Joy and resilient spirits are revealed in the relationships forged among these forsaken women, despite their struggle and suffering. Eclipsed is about lost freedoms and brings to light the hypocrisies of religion and government and a failure of contemporary society to express sufficient outrage at these crimes against humanity.


Performance Dates

November 2016 (exact dates t.b.a.)


Audition Dates and Times

April 12 and 13, 2016 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Please arrive by 6:30


Callbacks:

Thursday April 14- 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Monday April 18 (if needed)


Place of Auditions

Peterborough Theatre Guild - Gwen Brown Studio


Cast

8 Women
1 age 16 to 18
5 age 18 to 30
1 age 30 to 40
1 age 50 to 70

Audition Preparation

Having read the script beforehand would be helpful.
Be prepared to read from the script at the audition.


Rehearsals

Rehearsals will begin mid August with exact dates being determined after the show is cast.


For More Information

Contact
Directors:
Jennifer Gruer
705-932-3288
jennifergruer@nexicom.net

Patricia Young
705-743-5257
belisanapydh@yahoo.ca

Production Manager:
Ina Stenner
705-742-6080




My Narrator

By: Norm Foster

Directed by: Hugh MacMillan

PTG Entry in the EODL One Act Play Drama Festival


The Story

Imagine what would happen if that little voice inside your head – the one that tells you how to behave and what choices to make – suddenly took on a life of its own? For Lacy and Miles, love is what happens, and with hilarious results.


Performance Dates

October 19 to 23, 2016

The EODL festival is usually the first week of November.
The One-Act Festival takes place over three days in the fall. A maximum of nine plays are accepted on a first come first served basis. Three plays are presented on a Friday evening, three plays Saturday afternoon and three more Saturday evening. The plays must be between 25 minutes and 60 minutes. Trophies are awarded on Sunday at the Awards Brunch.


Audition Dates and Times

Tuesday May 24 at 7 pm OR Thursday May 26 at 7 pm
All actors are expected to start the audition at 7 pm.
If you cannot attend either audition but you are interested in auditioning, please contact Hugh MacMillan (see below)


Callbacks:

Tuesday May 31 at 7 pm

Place of Auditions

Peterborough Theatre Guild - Gwen Brown Studio


Cast

one man and one woman (ages - 20–35)
Lucy and Miles, compatible ages
plus one man and one woman (ages - 30–50)
on-stage Narrators

Audition Preparation

You will be required to read from the script of MY Narrator which can be found here


Rehearsals

Monday and Wednesday evenings 7 to 9:30 beginning August 22. Rehearsals will increase to 3 evenings per week in October.


For More Information

For more information contact Hugh MacMillan at 705-743-7667 or by e-mail

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