Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking four men and three women for this production. All auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Please dress comfortably. Rehearsals will be held three days/nights per week based on
the cast availability.
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment. An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
Callbacks will be held by appointment (if needed).
Brian - 30s, smart, handsome, ready
Tom - 30s, pensive, attractive
Irene - 30s, Brian’s sister, sharp, artistic
Fr. Raymond - 40s, charismatic, warm
Rose - 60s, Brian and Irene’s devout mother
Fr. Nash - 60s, wise, ironic
Julie - 70, salt of the earth
* ages listed are just approximate/suggestions
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00pm
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00pm
ABOUT THE SHOW
Avow is about the human struggle to make and to keep vows of love and faith. It is set in motion when Brian and Tom ask Father Raymond, their parish priest whom they greatly admire for his radical views, to bless their relationship before God. He refuses to do so, obeying his church’s edict against gay marriage, and advises that their only recourse within the church is to remain celibate. Tom is stricken with a crisis of conscience, questioning whether his faith and his sexuality can
be reconciled. This, in turn, brings down the wrath of Brian’s formidable sister Irene, and the collision of Irene and Father Raymond create some unexpected sparks and unanticipated consequences.
Before long, they are all challenging their own and each other's deeply held beliefs about what is right, what it means to love, and what God requires of us or reveals to us in our day-to-day lives. Avow breathes life into the issue of church sanctioned gay marriage without the usual preaching and demagoguery. It does it with penetrating and lively dialogue, without judging or stereotyping, and with humor. As the characters struggle with deep questions of family and faith,
Avow doesn’t provide neatly wrapped conclusions but allows us to come up with our own answers.