Auditions tomorrow!!


The Father Staged Reading

Company

Peninsula Productions

Playwright

Florian Zeller

Director

Alan Brodie

Producer

Janet Ellis

Audition Dates

Thursday December 14th evening

Audition Venue

Peninsula Productions 14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock

Audition Requirements

Characters
Andre – elderly gentleman
Anne – 40’s to early 50’s
Laura – 20’s – 30’s
Pierre – 40’s – 50’s
Woman – 30’s – 40’s
Man – 40’s – 50’s

Staged Reading – Must be available for all rehearsals

Production Dates

Sunday February 4th daytime rehearsal & evening performance/White Rock Wednesday February 7th Surrey

Production Venue

Peninsula Productions 14600 North Bluff Road White Rock

Notes

Rehearsal Schedule
Thursday January 25th evening/White Rock
Friday January 26th evening/White Rock
Saturday January 27th daytime/White Rock
Sunday January 28th daytime/White Rock

Synopsis
Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides, and he refuses to take it
any longer. First some girl, a “helper” — whom he doesn’t need at all
— steals his favorite watch. Then his daughter Anne, a scheming woman who
worries too much, tries to take his flat away — the beautiful flat he’s
had for over thirty years, in which he is still quite capable of living,
thank you very much! His daughter Elise, the one he actually loves… where
is she? She never comes to visit. Anne’s husband — or lover — Pierre,
with whom she is moving to London — or staying in Paris — threatens Andre
with violence if he will not cooperate, and to top it off, strangers keep
entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends and family,
telling him that he doesn’t live in his flat anymore. However aged he may
be, Andre knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority, and he will
find some way to assert it. After all, he still has all his faculties….
Doesn’t he? In a darkly humorous and deeply poignant translation by
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller’s The Father is a tragi-comic mystery,
a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally
intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia, a
dramatic illustration of the physical losses which occur along with the
mental ones.
Alan Brodie
Since 1989, Canadian lighting designer Alan Brodie has worked for regional
theatre, opera and dance companies from Victoria to Halifax, as well as
countless small and independent producers. On the international stage, his
work has been seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hartford, London, Adelaide,
Wellington, Bergen and The Hague.
Brodie has received 10 Jessie Richardson awards, a Sterling Award, a Betty
Mitchell Award, an Ovation Award, a Victoria Critic’s Choice Spotlight
Award and a Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award. In 2012 he was
shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, Canada’s most prestigious
theatre award.
Brodie holds a BFA in theatre studies from the University of British Columbia
and an MFA in directing from the University of Victoria. He has served on
faculty at UBC, the Banff Centre, Langara College (Studio 58) and the
National Theatre School of Canada.

Contact

Please email info@peninsulaproductions.org with The Father Auditions in the subject line.