A Bench in the Sun (2M / 1W)
A Comedy by Ron Clark

Directed by Heidi Kachel
Produced by Kim Blacklock

Sunday October 29th – 12 pm to 3 pm
Wednesday November 1st – 7 pm to 9 pm
in the basement lounge at the theatre

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
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Rehearsals will start the week of November 19th. There will be one weeknight rehearsal and one Sunday rehearsal each week in November and December. Could increase to two weeknight rehearsals in January and February. Must be available every night of tech week.

Show Dates
Evenings 8:15 p.m. Feb. 17, 23, 24, 2024
Matinees 2:15 p.m. Feb. 17, 18, 24, 2024
Dinner Theatres 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 24, 2024

Story: Polar opposites and lifetime friends, Burt and Harold, now reside at Valley View Gardens retirement home, and spend their days philosophizing and bickering. The arrival of a new resident, a once-famous actress, introduces a new bone of contention.

Characters (2M / 1W) – all in their 70’s:

Burt: A pessimist who thinks he’s a realist. Always reads the newspaper. Doesn’t care about his appearance. Half of the play is spent in bathrobe and pajamas. Widower who also lost his only child.

Harold: A guarded optimist. Cares about his appearance – always well dressed. Has mobility issues (bad knees) and uses a cane. Divorced several times and has no relationship with grown children. Considers himself a ladies’ man.

Adrienne: Former actress and new arrival. Loves people and loves to flirt. Lots of stories about the good old days. Recent past and family situation a bit of a mystery.


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