New Year, New Season!
PROOF that THINGS are GLORIOUS!
Theatre on Chester are pleased to be back in our intimate 100 seater theatre! After two years of pandemic, we are delighted to continue our 66 year old tradition of presenting quality Community Theatre in Epping.
New Subscribers : Purchase the PROOF that THINGS are GLORIOUS! subscription in 2022 and enjoy three superb plays, with supper and a program included in your ticket price for only $60. Subscribers gain their first or second choice of dates and are offered the best seats available. Each season includes FIVE matiness- two Saturdays and three Sundays.
NOTE: If you are a current Subscriber 2020/2021 your subscription for the three plays will cost you $20.
Subscriptions close Monday 7th February 2022
by Andrew Bovell
Directed by Carla Moore
April 22- May 14
by David Auburn
Directed by Amy Lawler
July 29- Aug 20
By Peter Quilter
Directed by Joy Sweeney
Nov 4-Nov 26
“Things I Know to be True”
Written by Andrew Bovell
Directed by Carla Moore
Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th January, 7.30pm – 10.00pm
One year in the life of an Australian family as they discover the sweet pain of finding out the truth about each other and themselves. Bob and Fran Price have been married for 30 years, brought up four children and kept their sense of humour. Their eldest is married with children of her own, the boys are successfully pursuing careers and their youngest has just left home to backpack around Europe for a year. It should be time to stop and smell Bob’s precious roses. But just when things should be slowing down, it becomes clear that a parent’s work is never really complete. Funny and poignant, “Things I Know to be True” is a beautifully crafted play from award winning Australian playwright Andrew Bovell.
Bob – early 60’s. Retrenched auto factory worker.
Fran – mid/late fifties. Senior Nurse.
Pip – 34 ish. Oldest child of Fran & Bob. Education Department bureaucrat.
Mark – Child of Fran & Bob. mid/ late 20’s. IT specialist
Ben – Son of Fran & Bob. late 20’s- early 30. Financial Services.
Rosie – 19. Youngest daughter of Fran & Bob, doesn’t know what she wants to be yet.
Australian accents are required for all characters. The play is set in an Adelaide Suburb.
Wednesday 20th April – Saturday 14th May:
20/4, 22/4, 23/4*, 24/4*, 27/4, 29/4, 30/4, 1/5*, 6/5, 7/5*, 8/5*, 11/5, 13/5, 14/5
*Performances as marked are at 5pm, all others are at 8pm.
Cast required 1 hour prior.
At Theatre on Chester Cnr. Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping
Rehearsals are held at Theatre on Chester
All Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm plus additional rehearsals 10/4 and 17/4 from 4pm. Tech 18/4 from 7pm and preview 20/4 from 7pm. A full rehearsal schedule will be given at the first reading.
TO BOOK AN AUDITION TIME
Auditions will be approximately 10 – 15 minutes each. Actors will audition for each part singly. Memorising the script for the audition is not needed, but please be familiar with your character and the appropriate scenes. Audition scenes and script excerpts will be sent on booking.
Please advise us at the auditions if you have any prior commitments for rehearsal dates.
Please wear a mask (which may be removed when reading).
Please sign in with QR Code and sanitise on arrival.
Do not attend if you are unwell or have COVID symptoms.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
The Theatre on Chester is at the corner of Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping. The theatre is located in the Epping Uniting Church hall, please enter next to the church. The theatre is 5 minutes’ walk from Epping station and street parking outside the theatre is generally easy. Auditions and all rehearsals are held at the theatre.
Audition Times – please let us know your preference for an audition day and time when you book. If you have no preference, please let us know as this helps with timetabling.
Bring to the audition – Your CV, head shot, script and application form in hard copy.
Payment – The Theatre on Chester is a community theatre and as such none of the cast or crew are paid. You will however be rewarded with tea, coffee, biscuits, the occasional pizza and lots of rapturous applause!
Membership of the Theatre on Chester – Actors who are cast for the production will need to be members of the Theatre on Chester, $10 for a year.
Other commitments – Set building for the production will be on Saturday mornings from 9.00am – 1.00pm. It is appreciated if cast members can give a few Saturdays to help with the set. On performance nights, cast members please stay for 5-10 minutes after the show to help the stage manager close up and the FOH team to pack chairs etc. Many hands make light work and then we can all get away at a reasonable time. The Tuesday evening following the final performance is set beak down, help from the cast is appreciated.