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WTC holds auditions for ‘The Waverly Gallery’

| September 2, 2020 1:00 AM

The Whitefish Theatre Co. is holding auditions for “The Waverly Gallery” on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

Arrive early to fill out an audition application, fill out a waiver form, and review the script. Please enter at the north side of the building near WTC’s parking lot and conference room. Masks are required when you enter the building but you will be able to remove them during your audition. Please do not attend auditions if you are feeling sick.

Once a vibrant lawyer, Greenwich Village activist and family matriarch Gladys Green has run a charming boutique art gallery on Waverly Place for decades. But management wants to replace her less-than-thriving gallery with a coffee shop, at the same time that feisty Gladys’s world is shrinking through loss of memory and hearing. Finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Kenneth Lonergan’s (“Manchester By The Sea”) powerful story, called “wrenchingly beautiful” by The Wall Street Journal, sheds a lasting and humorous light on how Gladys’s family struggles to cope with her fading faculties while quietly challenging us to examine how we look after each other.

The cast is composed of three men and two women, ages 20 and older. No experience or preparation is necessary to audition. Pages from the script will be provided. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the script, it is available at valley public libraries.

Scarlett Schindler is the director of this production. As a Black Curtain show, the actors will remain on book during performances and there will be minimal costumes and set. There will be approximately nine rehearsals and one technical rehearsal on Sept. 25. There are two performances over one weekend on Sept. 26 and 27.

For more information, call the Whitefish Theatre Company at 862-5371.

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