Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions in June
by Patricia Cacek
Directed by Andrew Maksymowych
Reading Dates: September 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM and September 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Audition Date: June 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Open call, no appointment required.
Synopsis: All of the action in the play takes place in William's home, over a 5 week span, and examines the relationship between a man dying from cancer and his young nurse, a hospice caregiver. William has been diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer that had metastasized to both the liver and stomach. The primary tumor in the colon was successfully removed, but all subsequent rounds of chemotherapy showed little positive result. William opted against radiation therapy and chose Hospice care. Back in May he was given five to six months. The play begins in mid-October.
Although the action of Indian Summer is concerned with serious events surrounding and leading up to William's death the tone of the play remains upbeat and its primary focus is on Zoe and William's developing friendship. As Zoe confirms in the final line of the Indian Summer, ". . . I was one of William's friends."
It is October, the last weeks of Indian summer and it is Indian summer and the final weeks of William's life.
Cuttings from the script will be provided at the audition. Download and print out a copy of the audition form available on the Auditions Page athttp://www.pcstheater.org/site/auditions-indian-summer/#more-3936
Both roles are open. Contact the director, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Players Club is a non-union, non-paying theater. All roles are unpaid.
William Kirkland – male, late 50s to mid-60s; Lutheran; divorced; good sense of humor; likes Tennyson; from a small family.
> Zoe Treves – female, early 20s to mid-30s; Catholic; hospice nurse; engaged & living with her boyfriend; started in pediatrics as a birthing nurse and OB/GYN assistant; from a large family.