NOW AUDITIONING FOR:

Becky’s New Car
Comedy

Written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Peter Zednik
Produced by Liz Massil


AUDITION DATES:
– Sunday, October 6, 1:00 -4:00pm
– Monday, October 7, 7:00 to 10:00pm
– Call backs if needed – TBA

LOCATION:
-Silver Harbour Seniors’ Centre, 144, East 22nd Street, North Vancouver

REHEARSAL DATES:
– September 17 to November 26;
– Sundays 1-4 pm, Tuesdays 6:45–8:45 pm, Wednesdays 6:45–9:00 pm.
– Not all performers will be required at all rehearsals
– Schedule conflicts will be accommodated as much as possible (with advance notice

PERFORMANCE DATES:
– January 30-February 1, February 5-8, February 12-15, 2020

SYNOPSIS:

Becky Foster is middle aged, middle management, and in a middling marriage.  Suddenly she meets a millionaire who offers her the opportunity to lead an illicit double life full of romance, wealth and intrigue. But can she steer her way through hairpin turns littered with decadence and deception without spinning out of control?  Buckle up for a hilarious road trip through mid-life crisis!

NOTES:
– Non-Equity production
– No appointments necessary; first come – first served.
– Cold Read from the Script (Scenes will be provided in the waiting area)
– Cast and crew will all be required to become paid up members of North Vancouver Community Players ($20 adults, $10 students and children)

CONTACT:
Producer Anne Marsh (annemarsh@shaw.ca) or 604-980-5552.

CHARACTERS:

BECKY female, 40-60 years old
A woman in the “middle”: middle-aged, middle management, middling marriage.  Burning inside this “ordinary” person is a charming, witty and soulful woman who yearns for something more – but what?  When she is suddenly offered the opportunity to shed her identity and live a life of romance, wealth and intrigue, Becky has to decide:  is she capable of betraying everyone close to her for stolen moments of personal fulfilment?
JOE male, 40-65 years old
Becky’s husband.  A self-employed roofer, Joe is good-natured, hard-working and down-to-earth, and has a wonderfully ironic sense of humour.  Although he cares deeply for his wife and son, this guy will do anything to avoid talking about feelings.  But how effective is silence when his relationship with Becky is threatened?
CHRIS male, 20s
Becky and Joe’s son.  Chris is a pessimistic slacker twenty-something bunking in his parents’ basement, surviving on cold pizza and beer.  A perennial university student immersed in the psychology department, Chris applies labels to everyone’s behavioural issues without being able to recognize his own failure to launch.  After a string of shallow relationships Chris meets “the right girl” – and suddenly transforms into a dynamic, athletic and romantic optimist.
WALTER male, 50-75
Becky’s pursuer.  Walter is a widowed multi-millionaire who hasn’t a clue what to do with his money – or his life.  Having inherited the lucrative family business, Walter’s only meaningful life experience has been spending cash he didn’t have to sweat for.  As bumbling as he is romantic, Walter is well-intentioned, kind, generous – and completely out of touch.
KENNI female, 20s
Walter’s daughter.  Sweet, thoughtful and totally unambitious, Kenni spurns the advances of the rich boys who come courting, hoping for something deeper and more meaningful to come along.  Kenni is protective of her father’s vulnerable state as a wealthy widower.  At the same time she bemoans the lavish gifts he buys to prove his love for her.  After all, how many lofts does one girl need?
GINGER female, 45-75
Walter’s neighbour.  Ginger is a sleek socialite – glamorous, elegant and dangerous.  She has done nothing with her life but fritter away the family fortune built up by past generations.  Desperate for a financial lifeboat, she sets her sights on snagging Walter.  She deploys her arch and mischievous sense of humour as ammunition to scare away any competition for his heart – and his wallet.
STEVE male, 40-65
Becky’s co-worker.  Steve is an obnoxious car salesman with a difference.  His every moment is coloured by his wife’s death in a mountain climbing accident one year earlier.  He recounts endless memories, invites friends to a string of remembrance parties and slide shows – in fact, he just won’t shut up about her!  An unusual comedy turn that investigates the funny side of extreme grieving.

Auditions Around Town

Centennial Theatre
Deep Cove Stage
First Impressions Theatre
Presentation House
SMP Dramatic Society
Theatre West Van