First published in 2008 this play is about two sets of parents; the son of one couple has hurt the son of the other couple at a public park. The parents meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish and the meeting devolves into chaos.
Originally written in French, the play was translated into English by Christopher Hampton, and has enjoyed acclaim in productions in both London and New York.
Co-Directors: Carol Sliwka, Kathleen McBee
Producers: Brian Burchette-Ross, R.K. Roberts
Alan Raleigh – Brian Burchette-Ross
Annette Raleigh – Beth Duey
Michael Novak – R.K. Roberts
Veronica Novak – Ashley Powers
Auditions for Always by J. Douglas Sparer will be held on Friday, March 24 starting at 6:30 pm and Saturday, March 25 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
Show dates are May 19 and 20 at 7:00 pm and May 21 at 2:00 pm.
Always starts with in the hospital room of Aaron, who is dying and only has days to live, where he recounts the story of not only his early life but the love affair he had with the mysterious Joan. A love affair which haunts him to this day.
Gender appearance and age as noted. In keeping with MCP’s practice of inclusive casting, unless mentioned otherwise as being critical to character race and/or ethnicity are not a factor in casting.
Older Aaron – male appearing, mid-fifites. Distinguished but very ill. Facing his final days.
Younger Aaron – male appearing, early twenties. Full of life, English Lit student in his senior year at Wayne State University.
Boy Aaron – male appearing. four -six years old. One appearance.
Dance Choreographer – Appears briefly.
Alex – Aaron’s father. Sixities but still formidable. Rehearsal pianist on Broadway as a youth.
Joan – Female appearing. Late twenties. Elegant, unique beauty and sensuality. No frailty to her, inner and outer strength.
Becky – Female appearing. Mid to late twenties. Friendly and understanding.
Dr. Kensington – Insightful. Mid fifties.
Dr. Leonard – Male appearing. Enthusiastic, engaging, witty, gestures when he speaks.
Mrs. Kay – Female appearing. Fifties to seventies in age. Whistler’s mother type. Noisy neighbor of Joan.
Joe – bartender at Leo’s Bar. Any age.
Female LPN (unnamed). Very attractive. Twenties to early thirties.
Two orderlies – any age and gender. Appear briefly.
Dancers: looking for at least three couples. Two major dance numbers (one Broadway style the other a Salsa). Also act as extras for scenes with students and others.
Dr. Seuss Summer Theatre Camp Plus Performance!
For: Students in grades 4th – 8th (in the fall)
Dates: June 19-30th
Schedule: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00 pm
Show: June 30th at 6:00 pm
Cost: $200 per camper ($100 deposit due at registration)
Camp fun will include learning about: acting, costume design, dance, makeup, scenery design and construction, and music!
Campers will also get a camp T-shirt and a daily healthy snack will be provided