The Stirling Players invite actors to audition for
The South Australian Premiere of
by Alma De Groen
Directed by Megan Dansie
Season runs 6 - 21 March 2020
Auditions to be held on MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 7PM at
The Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling
WICKED SISTERS is set in the present, in the Blue Mountains in N.S.W. This Australian play by Alma De Groen was shortlisted for the 2003 NSW Premier's Literary Award and takes place over one evening.
A humorous and acutely observed story of the friendship between four middle-aged women, refracted through their relationship to the late husband (Alec, a renowned intellectual and scientific genius) of one of them, Meridee. The once-university pals meet in the Blue Mountains at the house of Meridee after Alec's death. As the evening progresses, long buried secrets surface and events take a somewhat wicked turn. De Groen's black comedy begins with laughs as the wine flows, but becomes an increasingly tense and convoluted piece that is given an absorbing workout as long -buried secrets are revealed and moralities of various kinds are questioned.
All characters are female and stage age around mid 50's - some leeway to form the right ensemble.
Meridee: Uptight, still apparently grieving the death of Alec, her darker
secret is revealed during the play
Lydia: an energetic real estate agent with a very active post-divorce love
life, a bit rash, she is currently dating a 30 year old.
Judith: unruffled, well-groomed publicist who has made deceitfulness an art,
ducking for cover from the truth. She regards men her age as Neanderthals
and admits to being "so desperate for human contact I started going to the
dentist. He used to give me gas and stroke my arm."
Hester: a clever, aging hippie type who seems to have led a feckless life of
activism with not much to show for it since being Alec's student. She is the
sardonic outsider to the group. Hester believes that there's a moral
universe, not a moral vacuum, and that's what she acts upo
BOOKING YOUR AUDITION & MORE INFORMATION
Please book your audition by contacting Viki Burrett on 0418 237 011 or by email email@example.com Viki will then email you your audition pieces.