AUDITIONS: The Fighting Days by Wendy Lill (December 2nd & 3rd)

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“~ AUDITION NOTICE ~ 

Auditions for THE FIGHTING DAYS will be held on both Sunday, December 2nd from 2:00pm to 4:30pm & Monday, December 3rd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm **no appointment necessary** 

Presented by Dartmouth Players, auditions will be held at 33 Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth. This production is being directed by Gisela O'Brien and stage managed by Tippy Scott. 

The Fighting Days is a Canadian documentary about the women’s suffrage movement, by award winner Wendy Lill, and takes place in Manitoba between 1910 and 1917. The show will be performed at the Sawmill Playhouse stage, 33 Chricton Ave, Dartmouth, from MARCH 28 to APRIL 13, 2019. 

There are four main roles: 

Francis Beynon (early to mid 20’s) is a young, impressionable woman at the beginning of the play, who matures into a person of self-knowledge and confidence as she moves from her private, rural roots to the more public sphere of the Women’s Movement, dealing with associated issues such as racism and pacifism.

Lily Beynon (her older sister) seeks to protect and encourage her younger sister on their journey to a more urban setting which brings the excitement and fresh ideas of a new setting but also challenges her previously held and entrenched opinions.

Nellie McClung (early to mid 40’s), icon of the Canadian Women’s Movement in the early 1900’s, was a suffragette, politician and social activist in Western Canada. In this play she is very much the public persona of the movement and mentors Francis Beynon, but must contend with her apprentice’s developing a mind of her own.

George McNair (30-mid 40’s), Editor of The Rural Review, journalist who doesn’t have a lot of time for the Women’s Movement but finds his developing personal interest in Francis may compromise his fixed position.

As well as roles for two or three women (any age) who have outspoken opinions on Francis Beynon’s articles written for The Rural Review.

Scenes from the script will be available for cold readings but the director will welcome prepared monologues as well.”

WHEN: Sunday, December 2nd from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Monday, December 3rd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
**no appointment necessary**

WHERE: Dartmouth Players, 33 Crichton Ave, Dartmouth

More INFO: For more information please contact the director, Gisela O'Brien at: gisela_obrien@eastlink.ca

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