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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Play
it runs in the family
 
Comedy "It Runs in the Family" by Ray Cooney

 

Director:

 

Marty Story
 

Auditions:

Dates:  (Flyer)

Monday, October 16  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tues
day, October 17  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

All auditions will be held at:
St. Margaret School
85 Carmichael Avenue, North York
(near Avenue Rd. & Wilson. Click here for a map.)
 
To Book Your Audition:
Call the Staff Arts line at 416-222-8282, Ext. 2787. Leave your name, the spelling of your name, and a daytime and evening phone number where you can be reached. Someone will return your call.
 
There are 12 characters in the play, as well as opportunities to work behind the scenes.
 
All current and retired staff are invited  to come out and participate in this theatrical experience.

Audition Preparation:
All candidates for potential roles in this production should bring a monologue of your own choosing, preferably from a comedy. Also, you will be given a reading from the play, at the director’s choice, for your audition. The latter will be given to you upon arrival. We are not necessarily concerned with exact age-appropriateness to the listed characters.
 
Please come prepared with your material and be punctual for your appointed time.
 
Cast of Characters (12 characters -- 7 males, 5 females)
  Character Description
* Dr. David Mortimore male, early fifties, charming, slightly pompous
  Dr. Mike Connolly male, exuberant in his late twenties
* Rosemary Mortimore female, David's wife, slightly younger, attractive
* Dr. Hubert Bonney male, early fifties, insignificant, enthusiastic
  Sir Willoughby Drake male, elderly, stern, gentlemanly
* Jane Tate female, forty, pretty and cuddly
* Matron female, runs her department like an army general
  Sister female, nurse
* Leslie male, 18 year old, drunk and punkish
* Sergeant male, middle-aged, uniformed policeman
* Bill male, old gentleman in wheelchair
   Mother  female, Dr. Bonney's mother, energetic
* (asterisk) indicates a substantial role

 
Rehearsals: Mondays From 5:00pm until 9:00pm
St. Margaret School
85 Carmichael Avenue, North York
(near Avenue Rd. & Wilson. Click here for a map.)
 
Synopsis

Set in the doctor's lounge of a London hospital three days before Christmas, the staff is preparing the annual holiday show. But that is only the sideshow. The real business is a conference of neurosurgeons. As Dr. David Mortimore is preparing his lecture that should guarantee him a knighthood and the hospital some badly needed funds, former nurse bursts in with the news that their fling some 18 years and 9 months ago made Mortimore a father.

The boy is downstairs desperate to meet his long lost Dad. In true farce style, lies pile on lies, as the doctor enlists his colleagues to deceive his wife, his boss, a police sergeant and even his newfound son. Sharp syringes, crashing wheelchairs, squirting selzer bottles, doctors disguised as nurses, and window ledge wrestling matches gear the farce into overdrive.
 
Place: In the Theatre at Brebeuf College School
211 Steeles avenue East, North York
 (Just west of Bayview Avenue. Click here for a map.)
 
Performance Dates:
Friday February 23, 2007  7:30 p.m.
Saturday February 24, 2007  7:30 p.m.
       
Friday March  2, 2007  7:30 p.m.
Saturday March  3, 2007  7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15.00   Adults
$10.00   Students 
 
Flyer:  Poster or  Mini-Poster
 
  Performance rights held by Samuel French, Inc.