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by Stewart Lemoine
Performance dates: November 3 to 25, 2017
Director: Barbara Larose

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:

  • Sunday, August 13 – 11 am -5 pm
  • Monday August 14 – 6:30 – 10 pm
  • Tuesday, August 15 – 6:30 – 10 pm
  • CALL BACKS: Friday, August 18 – 6:30 – 10 pm



  • Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.
  • Rehearsals are planned to commence on September 5th, and are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-10 pm, and Sundays 1-6 pm, but are flexible depending on actor availability.
  • Actors MUST be available Tech Weekend (Oct 28-29) and every night of tech week (Oct 31 -Nov. 2)
  • Actors must also be available for all performance dates: November 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (matinee), 16, 17, 18, 19 (matinee), 23, 24, 25.


About the play:  In Evelyn Strange, Stewart Lemoine brings us humour and razor-sharp dialogue as we follow the title character, a beautiful amnesiac, whose quest to discover her identity exposes a tangled web of deceit, betrayal and murder.  Set in 1955, and opening at the opera to the strains of Wagner’s Siegfried, the play is a fascinating “film noir” tale of mystery and intrigue.

CHARACTERS (ages refer to characters, not actors – and are approximate):

  • NINA FERRER – 35-50:  She is the boss’s wife; a socialite; elegant and assured.
  • PERRY SPANGLER – late 20’s – 45: A sub-editor at a publishing house. He’s mild-mannered, and thoughtful.
  • EVELYN STRANGE – late 20’s – early 40’s:  A beautiful & mysterious amnesiac, struggling to discover her identity
  • LEWIS HAKE – 35 – 50: A co-worker of Perry’s, he is a bit of a “man about town” and very clever.


  For more about the play EVELYN STRANGE, see HERE

PREPARATION:   Please prepare a short (2-3 minute) monologue if the Director is not familiar with your work..   Please also be familiar with the play as you may be asked to do cold readings from the script. A script is available upon request. 

TO BOOK AN AUDITION:  Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information.

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~ Philip Seymour Hoffman on auditioning

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