IPAL will be having open auditions for the final show of the season, “Taking Leave” on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 P.M. at the Essanee Theater. The play is written by Nagle Jackson and will be directed by Donna Berard. Performances are scheduled June 1-11.
Eliot Pryne, professor of English Literature, is in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. He is “taking leave” of the real world and imagining a new one. As the alarming number of Alzheimer’s victims keeps growing, it is not difficult to understand why this play is so relevant in today’s society.
Taking Leave offers terrific character roles for all six players. Please note that age requirements will be adjusted to fit the character ensemble and not a definite in getting a role.
Eliot (male, 60-80s)
Cultured, articulate, academic, playful, used to being in control and childlike when he is not.
Cultured, articulate, academic, tiredly patient with Eliot’s diminished self. Eliot-1 is the former intelligent Eliot before the dementia began unraveling his mind.
Eliot’s oldest daughter; concerned, but somewhat narcissistic, unrealistic about her ailing father, indecisive bordering on cowardly
Liz (female, 30-50)
Eliot’s second daughter; officious, business-like, practical. Very put-together professional woman working in film, with little patience for her other two sisters
Eliot’s youngest daughter; spunky, alternative, warm, cheeky. She cares most deeply for her father’s well-being.
The caregiver/nurse. A no-nonsense woman capable of man-handling her patient/charge.
For more information regarding auditions, please contact Donna Berard @ 337-229-6919 or (firstname.lastname@example.org)