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    Panto 2013

Audition Notice for ‘Tainted Justice’

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Based on the book Tainted Justice 1914 by David Newton.

Drawn from facts surrounding a real murder mystery on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Tainted Justice is a compelling drama by the author of Ravenscroft . Pearl, a troubled young woman, is haunted by doubts about who actually murdered her father in the dark woods by the cranberry bogs at twilight one August evening in 1913. By turns funny, haunting, and frightening, this intricately plotted investigation into what can truly be known about other people and their motives weaves memory, testimony, and scenes of twisted confrontation into a compelling tapestry of darkness and light.

Written by Don Nigro

Directed by Geoffrey Davidson

We’re auditioning for 3 Females and 5 Males for our Fall Production which will run from Friday, October 14th and run until Sunday, October 23rd.

Audition Dates
Saturday, June 25th 7-10 pm

Room #4
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Avenue
Sidney, BC
V8L 1W9

Cast Requirements
5 Males
3 Females

Female Roles:

Pearl (18) – Smart, well read, has a deep soul. Looking to find out the truth of her father’s death from 12 years ago.

Tena (30s-50s) – Pearl’s mom. Smart, has a beauty that doesn’t wither with age. Is estranged from her daughter.

Maudie (30s-50s) – A sweet, sensitive soul, who makes a great fried chicken. She is married to Jim, the lawyer who defended the man accused of murdering Pearl’s father. During the course of the show she plays the piano and sings “Just a song at Twilight”
Here’s a link to the song:

Male Roles:

Ben Atkinson (30s-60s) – Tena’s husband and Pearl’s father who died under mysterious circumstances. He is a stubborn mule, looking to make a fortune in cranberry bogs.

Frank Haynes (late 20s-30s) – A charismatic, likable man, who has an easy way with the ladies. One can never tell if he is telling the truth or spinning a story. An American accused of killing Pearl’s father.

Jim (30s-50s) – The lawyer tasked with defending Frank Haynes. A decent man with a passion for justice. Full of homespun wisdom.

Bill Madden (40s-70s) – Jim’s father and Tena’s much older brother. A very likeable man. Always willing to help someone in need. Everybody likes Bill!

Hearn (40s-60s) – The Prosecutor at Frank Hayne’s trial. A Blunt man, just doing his job.


The Peninsula Players present…

 A Free Acting Workshop!


The Peninsula Players are offering a free 6 Week Beginners Acting Workshop!

 You’ve wanted to try acting, but don’t know where to start?
Get started with The Peninsula Players!

Actress and producer Lisa Boseman will be sharing her enthusiasm and expertise in our latest Acting Course for Beginners.

6 Mondays evenings from 7:00-9:00pm (July-11th to August 22nd) at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

A free weekly 2 hour acting class/workshop limited to 12 people designed to help new actors and untrained actors to start honing a craft in theatre.

Week 1 – Monologue Work/pick scene partner / warm-up exercises/Basic acting and stage movement/Creating a role– open discussion to find out what people know and need to learn – or want to learn and expectations
Week 2 – Pick scene to start working on with partner/cold readings of scenes
Week 3 – Introduction to Improv work applying to scenes and monologues/scenes
Week 4 – Scene work / character development/relationship building
Week 5 – Audition and cold readings. How to prepare for an audition
Week 6 – Performance of scenes and monologues for mock audition
Wrap up party!

Register by sending an email to PeninsulaPlayers.bc@gmail.com

Participants must be 18 years and older.