Written by Sharon Pollock
Directed by Diana Lobb
Auditions: July 9, 10, 11
Performances: September 27, 28, 29; October 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13
It's not easy being a woman in the 19th century, particularly if your family thinks you're incapable of being a “lady”. Knowing the family fortune is being manipulated away, knowing her beloved birds were exterminated for being “a nuisance”, knowing there was absolutely nobody to trust, Lizzie Borden finally snaps — turning an axe against those who wronged her. Did she commit murder? Or did her parents end themselves?
(All characters are age range 25+)
Miss Lizzie, doubled to Bridget in the past (F, large role) — Bridget has an Irish accent.
The Actress, doubled to Lizzie in the past (F, large role)
Emma Borden, Lizzie’s older sister (F, small role)
Andrew Borden, Lizzie’s father (M, medium role)
Abigail Borden, Lizzie’s stepmother (F, medium role)
Henry, Abigail’s brother (M, medium role)
Dr. Patrick, a friend of the family (M, small role) — Dr. Patrick has an Irish accent.
Actors must be available for all performances (September 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13) as well as tech week and the full dress rehearsals (September 22, 23, 24, 25). Other mandatory dates include the first read-through (either July 14 or 15) and the poster run (TBD).
Auditions will be held at KWLT’s rehearsal studio, 44 Gaukel St. in Kitchener (across from the bus terminal downtown).
We recommend that you prepare a monologue of your choice, either comic or dramatic. Monologues will be available at the auditions if you don’t wish to prepare something. You may be asked to deliver your monologue in a different style and/or to read portions of the script. Your audition may take up to 15-20 minutes.
To sign up for an audition slot in advance, fill out this form — doing this will save you time at the auditions. Walk-ins are welcome, but may have to wait for a break in the schedule to audition.
Anticipate two rehearsals a week. The exact schedule will be based on actor availability.