Staged Reading Auditions
The Father by Florian Zeller
Directed by Alan Brodie
Thursday December 14th 6-10pm by appointment
14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock
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Andre – elderly gentleman
Anne – 40’s to early 50’s
Laura – 20’s – 30’s
Pierre – 40’s – 50’s
Woman – 30’s – 40’s
Man – 40’s – 50’s
Thursday January 25th evening/White Rock
Friday January 26th evening/White Rock
Saturday January 27th daytime/White Rock
Sunday January 28th daytime/White Rock
Sunday February 4th daytime rehearsal & evening performance/White Rock
Wednesday February 7th Surrey
Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides, and he refuses to take it any longer. First some girl, a “helper” — whom he doesn’t need at all — steals his favorite watch. Then his daughter Anne, a scheming woman who worries too much, tries to take his flat away — the beautiful flat he’s had for over thirty years, in which he is still quite capable of living, thank you very much! His daughter Elise, the one he actually loves… where is she? She never comes to visit. Anne’s husband — or lover — Pierre, with whom she is moving to London — or staying in Paris — threatens Andre with violence if he will not cooperate, and to top it off, strangers keep entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends and family, telling him that he doesn’t live in his flat anymore. However aged he may be, Andre knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority, and he will find some way to assert it. After all, he still has all his faculties…. Doesn’t he? In a darkly humorous and deeply poignant translation by Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller’s The Father is a tragi-comic mystery, a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia, a dramatic illustration of the physical losses which occur along with the mental ones.
Since 1989, Canadian lighting designer Alan Brodie has worked for regional theatre, opera and dance companies from Victoria to Halifax, as well as countless small and independent producers. On the international stage, his work has been seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hartford, London, Adelaide, Wellington, Bergen and The Hague.
Brodie has received 10 Jessie Richardson awards, a Sterling Award, a Betty Mitchell Award, an Ovation Award, a Victoria Critic’s Choice Spotlight Award and a Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award. In 2012 he was shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, Canada’s most prestigious theatre award.
Brodie holds a BFA in theatre studies from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in directing from the University of Victoria. He has served on faculty at UBC, the Banff Centre, Langara College (Studio 58) and the National Theatre School of Canada.
Recently Alan has made the crossover into directing and we are delighted that he has agreed to direct The Father!