If you’ve always wanted to perform in a live-action play now’s your chance because the Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association is holding auditions this week for ‘100 Lunches, A Gourmet Comedy’ (produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.)
We spoke with stage manager Robin Caird who says the plays’ plot is based around a playwright and is supposed to be a comedy.
“The playwright is loved by all critics except one,” he says. “She is causing him quite the grief. Most of the play is set in his living room and various restaurants.”
The production is calling for six actors (three men three female) for the roles of Charlton (Chuck) Reynolds, a 35-year-old successful writer of stage mysteries, Charity Starr, the only critics who doesn’t approve of Reynold’s work, Glinda Bellows, housekeeper for Reynolds, Terry Reynolds, Chuck’s smart-mouthed son, Yolanda Weintraub, an attractive neighbour and finally a waiter who will fill multiple roles.
“Auditions are this Thursday (August 10th) at St. Peter’s Ecumenical Church (SPEC) and start at 7:00 p.m.,” says Caird. “We also need people to help build and move the set – experienced or inexperienced it doesn’t matter. We’re going to need a costume designer to create and manufacture the costumes, curtain runners and people who know about lights and sound. If you’re interested you should come down to the SPEC on Thursday too – all are volunteer positions.”
For further information, contact Gail Ungstad (producer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caird (far right) acting as his character Smedley in ‘The Butler Did It’ at the 2017 Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce awards gala in Feb.