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A drama by Elana Gartner

Auditions at Howick Little Theatre, Sunday, December 7, 10.30 – 12.30pm.

This is a drama about the death of Beth and the people who are left who have to come to term with her memory. All four characters need to move forward. Who will? How will they? Originally set in USA, the play has been re-set in New Zealand with the writer’s consent. No particular accent is required.


Cara: The eldest daughter. Angry, unhappy, confused, irresponsible? A ‘mess’ (maybe), not helped by the death of her mother and the thought of having to take on the custody of her younger sister. An actress between 20 – 30 who can portray both anger and a need to deal with her childhood in her own way.

Penny: Cara’s younger sister. Lost, angry and confused by recent events, needs her sister, has a plan for her life, but needs to resolve her childhood to move forward. She shows inner strength and resourcefulness, and so a ‘mature’ 15 year old. An actress of any age from 15 to 22 (who looks young enough!)

Stanley: Male. 35/50. Beth’s fiancé and the would-be stepfather of Cara and Penny. Sensitive, rudderless without Beth? An enigma really. Weak? Strong? Likeable. Genuine.

Robert: Male. 35/50. Beth’s ex-husband and the father of Penny and Cara. Very complex. A man who displays the distortion of obsessive, possessive love.

Scripts are available from the director Pam Browne (pam@picton.net).

Auditioning actors should be familiar with the script.

Rehearsal period: from 3rd February, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)

Tech. rehearsals on 22nd and 23rd March.

Play run: 25th March – 28th March x2, (28th March matinee) – 5 performances.