Audition for Fighting Days

Auditions for The Fighting Days will be held Sunday, December 2 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm & Monday, December 3 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (no appointment necessary) at the Dartmouth Player’s theatre, The Sawmill Playhouse, 33 Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth Nova Scotia

This Canadian documentary, on stage from March 28 to April 13, 2019, is directed by Gisela O’Brien with stage managed by Tippy Scott.

There are four main characters in the play which takes place in Manitoba 1910-1917:

Francis Beynon (early to mid 20’s) is a young, impressionable woman at the beginning of the play, who matures into a person of self-knowledge and confidence as she moves from her private, rural roots to the more public sphere of the Women’s Movement, dealing with associated issues such as racism and pacifism.

Lily Beynon (her older sister) seeks to protect and encourage her younger sister on their journey to a more urban setting which brings the excitement and fresh ideas of a new setting but also challenges her previously held and entrenched opinions.

Nellie McClung (early to mid 40’s), icon of the Canadian Women’s Movement in the early 1900’s, was a suffragette, politician and social activist in Western Canada.  In this play she is very much the public persona of the movement and mentors Francis Beynon, but must contend with her apprentice’s developing a mind of her own.

George McNair (30-mid 40’s), Editor of The Rural Review, journalist who doesn’t have a lot of time for the Women’s Movement but finds his developing personal interest in Francis may compromise his fixed position.

Two or Three women (any age) who have outspoken opinions on Francis Beynon’s articles written for The Rural Review.

Scenes from the script will be available for cold readings but the director will welcome prepared monologues as well.

For more information please contact the director, Gisela O’Brien at gisela_obrien@eastlink.ca