The Dayton Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing (A Walk in the Woods, Independence) on Monday and Tuesday, February 13 and 14, at 7:00 p.m. It is directed by Greg Smith and produced by Barbara Jorgensen. Production dates for Going to St. Ives are March 16 – April 1, 2012.
A renowned English ophthalmologist is visited by the mother of a tyrannical, murderous dictator because she desperately needs surgery on her eyes. The doctor requests a favor. The mother has a request of her own that, if granted, will have devastating effects for both women.
Roles are available for two female actors – one white with an English Accent and one African-American with a lilting African accent. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Head shots & résumés are not required but are encouraged.
Actors who audition should be comfortable playing anywhere from 32-50 years of age.
Cora – white, English, a renowned eye surgeon who currently resides in St. Ives.
Mae – black, the mother of an African dictator, who goes to England for eye surgery.
(press release from the Dayton Theatre Guild)