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Auditions (Edmonton): Simone et le whole shebang at L’UniThéâtre

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Auditions (Edmonton): Simone et le whole shebang at L’UniThéâtre




L’UniThéâtre is holding auditions for their upcoming production of Eugénie Beaudry’s play, Simone et le whole shebang.

Play synopsis:

Simone has just arrived to a long-term care facility in Fort McMurray. Placed there by her daughter, Simone-Alice, this 65 year-old Québécois actress’s Alzeimer’s has worsened and has left her incapable of taking care of herself. Jessy, an old Acadian cowboy, is also at this same facility. Though he still has his mind and his colourful vocabulary, he’s lost his mobility, his heart and his will to live. Both are plagued by youth. Simone, by her estranged daughter who is ever hopeful at having a perfect life with her own family and Jessy, by his past self with all his ambitions of becoming a country star before he was sucked into the flashy cash of the oil industry. Somewhere between their egos and fears, Simone and Jessy must face their lackluster realities.

Auditions will take place Friday May 3rd in the large studio of La Girandole (in La Cité francophone, 8627 91st) between 10am and 4pm. Please note your availability with your submission. Sides will be provided when your audition time is confirmed.

Directed by Vincent Forcier, rehearsals will take start in Edmonton on September 16th, 2019. This production is part of L’UniThéâtre’s mainstage season and will run from October 16-19 and 23-26, 2019.

Applicants must be fluent in French and be available for the entirety of this period.

Casting for the following roles:

  • Simone: 65 years old Québécois actress who has Alzheimer’s
  • Simone-Alice: her daughter, mid-thirties, in desperate want of her own children
  • Jessy, 70 years old: an old Acadian cowboy with mobility issues and a foul mouth.
  • Jessy, 35 years old: the Acadian cowboy when he first moved to Alberta with ambitions of becoming a country star. Can only be seen by 70-year-old Jessy.

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Deadline to submit: May 2nd, 2019

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