Friday, October 10, 2014

oct 14 | shadowlands | auditions

Our friends at Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford are holding auditions for one of our favourite plays: SHADOWLANDS.


General Audition: TUESDAY, October 14, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Call Backs: Saturday, October 18 @ 10:00 AM

We are looking for adult male and female performers ages 25 - 60 and one 8 - 14 year-old boy to perform in our production of William Nicholson's powerful and heartwarming story about C.S. Lewis' romance with American poet, Joy Gresham. Those interested in working back-stage are also invited to attend the auditions.

Gallery 7 Theatre - Huntington Station
#100 - 34595 3rd Avenue, Abbotsford

Please Register Ahead of Time:
Call 604-504-5940 or email

When you register, please let us know your name, phone number, email address and a little bit about your theatre experience, if any.

The Story:
The serene world of C.S. Lewis, Oxford professor, famous author and determined bachelor, is turned inside out when he is visited by the spirited poet, Joy Gresham. What starts as a cordial friendship transforms into an ardent romance. When Joy develops terminal cancer, C.S. Lewis is forced to re-think his stoic philosophy on pain and suffering and experiences love and compassion on an entirely new level. This heart-warming West-End and Broadway hit explores the power of love, and how suffering and loss can both challenge and transform a person's character and resolve.

Performance Dates:
January 23 & 24, 29 - 31, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Discount Matinees: Jan. 24 & 31 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location:
Abbotsford Arts Centre
2329 Crescent Avenue

Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Please note there will be two additional Saturday rehearsals scheduled: Saturday, December 6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Saturday, January 10, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Please also note that during the final week of rehearsals, we will be rehearsing every evening.

Rehearsal Location:
Gallery 7 Theatre - Huntington Station
#100 - 34595 3rd Avenue, Abbotsford

Character Break-Down

We are looking for 7 men, 2 females and one boy to perform in the show. Here is a brief character break-down. Please note that the director may choose to cast older or younger than the ages listed here based on specific production needs.

C.S Lewis: An Oxford don in his fifties (45-60)
Joy Gresham: An American in her late thirties (30-40)
Major W. H. Lewis (Warnie): Lewis’s bachelor brother (55-65)
Professor Christopher Riley: An Oxford don
Harry Harrington: An Oxford Chaplain
Douglas: Joy’s eight-year-old son (8-12)
Alan Gregg/Doctor
Dr. Maurice Oakley/Clerk

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