HALLOWELL — Auditions for “The Chalk Garden” are Wednesday and Thursday Jan. 4 and 5  at Hallowell City Hall, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
 The character, seven women and two men, are as follows:
Mrs. St. Maugham: Age 55-plus. Laurel’s grandmother. Upper class British. Eccentric, indulgent, selfish, an ex-hostess of London society and an unsuccessful gardener.
Laurel: 16 years old. Younger emotionally than her actual age. Disturbed, smart, capricious, fascinated with fire and with murder.
Miss Madrigal: 30-something. The governess. Self-contained and mysterious. Her calm exterior hides a passionate nature and a dark secret. An expert gardener.
Olivia: mid-30s to mid-40s. Laurel’s estranged mother. Graceful, lovely, and naturally shy. She has been overwhelmed by the strong personalities of her mother and daughter.
Nurse: Any age. Cares for the unseen old butler, who is dying. Disapproves of her employer’s eccentric ways.
Second Lady: 30-plus. Timid and quickly overwhelmed by Laurel’s wildness.
Third Lady: 45-plus. A “decayed beauty” with a superior attitude.
Maitland: Age 25-plus. The manservant. High strung and lacking in confidence, but with a strong sense of what is right.
The Judge: Age 55-plus. A former beau of Mrs. St. Maugham. Comfortable in his power. Thoughtful and introspective.
The actors cast in these roles must be available for all rehearsals.
 
The 2017 Gaslight Theater season is as follows: 
“The Chalk Garden,” March 3-5 and 10 -12
“Noises Off ” by Michael Frayn in June 16-18 and 23-25
“Baskerville” Aug.18-Aug. 27
“Forsooth My Lovely,”  Oct. 27 to Nov. 5
 
Gaslight Theatre is looking for board members  with skills in volunteer coordination, legal expertise, PR, ad sales and community outreach. Emails of interest may be sent to [email protected] with some information  interest or expertise.

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