MORNING SACRIFICE by Dymphna Cusack
Audition Dates – Sunday March 11th @ 230pm, Monday March 12th @ 730pm @ Malvern TC
Character Descriptions and requirements –
Miss Woods – Headmistress – 60+, Dignified and sincere. Buckles under the manipulative ways of Miss Kingsbury
Miss Portia Kingsbury (Deputy Headmistress) – Authorative, manipulative, get what she wants
Mrs MacNeil – 40’s + – Realistic, a ‘mother’ figure to the younger staff.
Miss Maragret Sole –40’s +, Dowdy and unfashionable but has an air of vitality about her.
Miss Gwyn Carwithen – Late 20’s early 30’s – Full of life. Take’s life as it is but wants change
Miss Sheila Ray – Late 20’s early 30’s – Was strong but now broken psychologically and physically by the manipulative ways of Miss Kingsbury
Miss Dora Pearl – 40’s+ – Faded and fluttery although she privately considers to be a ‘delicate air’. Good friends with Miss Hammond
Miss Charlotte Bate – 40’s+ – Self important. Has an ingratiating manner that sometimes becomes almost obsequious.
Miss Rose Hammond – 40’s+ – Grimmed face and insincere to most. Good friends with Miss Pearl
Set over a three-day period in the staff room of East Haven Girls’ High School in Sydney and exposes the narrow-minded education system of the 1930s. It centres on the increasing bitter struggle within a group of teachers, a mix of conservatives and progressives, over the fate of a senior student accused of immoral behaviour where expulsion will destroy the student’s chance of going to university. A fascinating study in day to day routine which is stripped away to reveal a hall of horrors, built on hypocrisy.
Suburb & State –
Contact info –
Loretta Bishop – firstname.lastname@example.org
Company name –
Malvern Theatre Company
Production Dates –
15th June to 30th June 2018