Auditions for “Love Letters”
Posted on November 23, 2021 in General News, Member News
Love Letters is a unique kind of play that was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize in the year of its publication. There are two characters who are both on stage for the entire performance. The production requires great simplicity – just two tables/desks at which Any and Melissa sit and read their letters written over a lifetime. There is no need to memorize lines perfectly, though the actors must know them very well. There will be a shorter than usual rehearsal period starting in either late December or early January.
Both are from wealthy, upper middle class families. Andy’s family is more stable and conventional, Melissa’s is more chaotic and less functional. Andy becomes a lawyer and then a senator, marries and has a family. Melissa is an artist who struggles with emotional difficulties and addiction. Yet there is a bond that keeps these two in correspondence over five decades.
The two actors should be (or could appear to be) in their fifties, with some wiggle room one way or the other.
There are two audition times scheduled, Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12, both at 7:00 pm in the theatre. Director, Kim MacMillan hopes as many as possible can come out on the Sunday so he can see you read opposite a variety of other actors. However, Monday is available if needed.
Email Kim for a copy of the script. If you have questions, you can also call him at 250-832-4094. It would be helpful if you could let him know of your intention to audition and when.