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Auditions For
Wit
By Margaret Edson
Director: Bill Bauernfeind


Open Auditions for Isadoora's May Production will be held:

Wednesday, March 4th
6:30 p.m.
Sturgeon Bay Library in the Basement

Tuesday, February 24th
6:30 p.m.
Bjorklunden, Baileys Harbor
Thursday, February 26th
6:30 p.m.
Sturgeon Bay Library

Isadoora Theatre Company invites interested community members to audition for its upcoming production of Margaret Edson’s Wit - Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play. 

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.

We are looking for five women and four men. Most characters fall in the 20-60 age-range.  Participants do not need to prepare a monologue as there will be cold readings from the script.  Rehearsals will begin as soon as possible after casting and may include some weekend dates.

Please call Bill at 743-9799 for further information.

Volunteers are also needed for work behind the scenes.
Please email info@isadoora.com to volunteer.

Performances will be:
May 14-17 and 21-24, 2009 at Ephraim Village Hall
Shows Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM & Sun. at 2:00 PM

Character Breakdown
Vivian Bearing, PH.D. Female, mid 40s - 60 - Professor of 17th Century Poetry at the University
Harvey Kelekian, M.D. Male, mid 40s - 60 - Chief of Medical Oncology, University Hospital (may be doubled w/Mr. Bearing)
Jason Posner, M.D. Male, late 20s - mid 30s - Clinical Fellow, Medical Oncology Branch
Susie Monahan, R.N., B.S.N. Female, late 20s - mid 30s - Primary Nurse, Cancer Inpatient Unit
E.M. Ashford, D. Phil. Female mid 60s - 80s - Professor Emerita of English Literature
Mr. Bearing Male, mid 30s - 60s - Vivian's father (may be doubled w/Dr. Kelekian)
Lab Technicians, Clinical Fellows, Students, Code (blue) Team Males/females, 20s - 50s

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