The Other Place
By Sharr White
Directed by Jeff Knapp
WHEN: Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM; Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Black River Playhouse, 54 Grove Street (at the corner of Maple Avenue), Chester
PERFORMANCE DATES: September 23 - October 9, 2016
From the playwright: Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.
From the director: What happens when a brain researcher finds herself needing to take her own medicine?
Character Breakdown: The show calls for 2 women and 2 men
- JULIANA - A sharply charismatic scientist in her early fifties, Juliana's obviously fierce intelligence is both her greatest asset and her largest burden, having helped her carve a niche in a deeply competitive field infiltrated by brilliant minds, and yet bringing her a deep impatience and a drive not always understood by those around her.
- IAN - Juliana's husband, early fifties, an oncologist.
- THE WOMAN - In her late twenties to early thirties, The Woman portrays: Dr. Cindy Teller, a neurobiologist; Laurel, Juliana and Ian's daughter; and a Woman.
- THE MAN - In his late thirties, The Man portrays Richard Sillner, and Bobby, a nurse.
All roles are open. Auditioners are encouraged to arrive within the first hour of auditions.
You can reach out to director, Jeff Knapp via firstname.lastname@example.org