Real EstateReal Estate
By Allana Harkin
May 26 – June 10, 2023
Preview May 25, 2023
Matinee on June 3, 2023 at 2:00pm

Joel, a mystery novelist experiencing writer’s block returns to the small- town family home that his father built; but the house has to be sold, and fast! Enter Emma–an incredibly determined realtor–who decides Joel is as much of a “fixer-upper” as the house he lives in. With the addition of Joel’s soon-to-be-ex looking to get divorce papers signed and her “man purse”-toting beauty entrepreneur boyfriend in tow, Emma focuses all her considerable energy into developing the curb appeal of the house–as well as its inhabitant. A sure fire comedy about Vancouver’s favourite obsession, Real Estate.

Real Estate is produced by special arrangement with Playwrights Canada Press/Playwrights Guild of Canada

The Theatre at Hendry Hall
815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver

  • Sunday, February 12, 2023 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Monday, February 13, 2023 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Rehearsal schedule TBA after play has been cast

Preview: May 25, Run May 26 – June 10, 2023
(including a matinée on Saturday, June 3 @ 2 pm)

Set in rural Ontario, Real Estate is a hilarious romantic comedy. Joel, a writer with writer’s block, needs to sell the house his father built in 1952. Emma, a determined, but novice, realtor has her own ideas as to how it should be sold, promoting feng shui and burning sage. Estelle (“Stella”), Joel’s ex, returns eager to get divorce papers signed. Her boyfriend, Ted, tags along. The death of Joel’s father (in a retirement home) prompts Joel and Stella to reminisce. Ted tries to help Joel with meditation and yoga. Emma reveals the house is sold, and speculation mounts as to whom the buyer is. Emma inspires Joel with ideas for his book, and makes deals with Ted. A touching and funny story with developing relationships between all the cast members.


Cold Read from the script
No appointments are necessary; first-come first-served
This is a non-Equity production
Please bring a résumé and headshot to audition, if possible
Cast members must become members of NVCP at the first rehearsal ($20 fee)

Further information from Producer: Rosemary Hundal

All characters are in their 30s or 40s

JOEL A struggling writer of books who lacks ideas. Lives for the first part of the play in his pajamas, but appearance and attitude improves as play progresses.
EMMA Realtor, who replaces the one Joel hired. Determined and outgoing in her job, but underneath very insecure.
ESTELLE/STELLA Estranged wife of Joel, determined to get divorce papers signed. Had affair which ended the 5-year marriage.
TED Estelle’s boyfriend/lover. Smart dresser with perfect hair and a man-bag. Sells beauty products.

Auditions are open to everyone, however, preference will be given to existing members of the North Vancouver Community Players (NVCP).

Successful auditioneers must become members of NVCP prior to first rehearsal.

Auditions Around Town

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