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Audition dates announced for TCP production of The Octette Bridge Club

The first show in the exciting and innovative new season for the Tyrone Community Players is the poignant, madcap comedy, The Octette Bridge Club.
On alternate Friday evenings, eight sisters meet to play bridge and gossip.
The first act takes place in 1934 and the show spans a decade following the growth, idiosyncrasies and eccentricities of these eight very distinctly individual women.
Auditions for this remarkable performance opportunity for women are set for Sunday and Monday, August 3 and 4 in The Building, home of the TCP, located at 1019 Logan Ave., Tyrone, under the direction of Jim McDonald.
The cast consists of one man and eight women.
All roles in this delightful play are open and everyone is encouraged to audition. Experience is not necessary, just a desire to perform.
“I am scheduling auditions on an individual basis, one person at a time,” says McDonald. “No pressure to read in front of a room filled with other actors. It will just be me and someone to read with you. I believe this relieves some of the audition stress and will help actors and actresses with less experience audition on an equal footing.”
To schedule an audition please phone Jim McDonald at 684-1168.
Auditions will be scheduled between 7 and 9:30 p.m. both evenings with call backs, if necessary, scheduled for the following Monday, August 11 at 7 p.m.
Scripts for perusal purposes are available by phoning the ArtsLine at 684-ART2 or Jim at 684-1168.
The character breakdown for The Octette Bridge Club is:
• Robert Foster – a photographer in his 20s or 30s. He is friendly, polite and Focused. (In Act 1 only);
• Martha – the eldest sister in her mid 50s to 60s. She is stern, judgmental and distant;
• Mary – Mary is in her early 50s to 60s. A typical younger sister, she is quiet, loving, kind and delicate;
• Nora – Nora, whose age spans late 40s to 50s, is a decisive woman, upbeat caring and confident;
• Connie – the joker in her mid 40s to 50s, Connie is a jovial, witty realist with a bad back;
• Alice – aged in her early to mid 40s, Alice is a gossip, very judgmental, a woman who knows everyone else’s business;
• Ann – Ann is a school teacher in her early 40s to 50s. Disciplined, straightforward and disciplined;
• Lil – Lil is a pretty, adventurous extrovert 40 to 50 years old. She also loves to play the piano and
• Betsy – The youngest sister in her mid to late 30s, Betsy is very attractive, vulnerable, naïve, insecure and suffers from melancholy.
This play offers wonderful opportunities to “get your teeth into a character” and make her your own.
Show dates for The Octette Bridge Club are Friday, October 3 and Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12.
Anyone with questions or who needs further information can phone the ArtsLine at 684-ART2 of director, Jim McDonald at 684-1168.