All Things Considered
A Comedy by Ben Brown
Director: Deborah Fabbro
Please contact the Director via email, to book an audition:
Sunday 11 February 2018 at 7.30 pm
Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 7.30 pm
20, 21, 22*, 26, 27, 28**, 29* Apr, 3, 4, 5 May 2018
(*Sunday matinees, **Saturday matinee & evening)
Guide Hall, Glebe Ave, Cheltenham (off Charman Rd)
Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale
David Freeman, a professor of philosophy about to reach fifty, is tired of life. His only desire now is to control the timing and manner of his death. His plans for “self-deliverance”, however, are disturbed by the earthly demands of people around him. His friend, Ronnie, facing dismissal over an affair with a student, needs his support; Laura, an American with unorthodox views on “organ distribution”, wants to talk kidneys; Margaret, the librarian, wants his love; and Joanna, an abrasive journalist, hounds him for his views on his ex-wife’s unsparing autobiography. Does David get to carry out his plan or does he have reason to or is he persuaded to change his mind?
DAVID FREEMAN: Professor of Philosophy, 49, world weary
RONNIE DRAKE: Professor of English, 40-50, ladies man
BOB: Electrician, 40-50s, down-to-earth
LAURA BOOTH: American, mid 20s, attractive, Counsellor at Berkeley
TOM: Chaplain, 40-50s, measured, well meaning
MARGARET: Librarian, 40s, modest
JOANNA SMART: Journalist, late 20s, strong and forthright
Information for prospective auditionees:
English accents required except for Laura who is American.
It is highly desirable that anyone wishing to audition should know the play well enough to be able to describe the “story” and to have some clear idea of the role or roles for which they wish to audition.
Routine rehearsals will be 7.30–10.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and 1.30pm–5.00pm Sunday afternoons commencing 25 February 2018. Actors need to be able to commit unconditionally not only for an entire performance season but also for all scheduled rehearsals at which their attendance is required.