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Auditions for Vimy

King's Town Players will hold open auditions for performances of Vimy, by Vern Thiessen and directed by Chris Mckinnon.

The Play

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a turning point in Canadian self-determination. In this play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen, a nurse looks over four young soldiers as they recover from the battle in a military hospital in France. All five are drawn into the past as memories of their time on and off the front occupy their thoughts. Thiessen creates characters with extreme depth and feeling in this exploration of friendship, responsibility and nationalism.

Cast Requirements

CLARE - A nurse with the Canadian Army Nurses Corps. She is from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. She is in her late 20s or early 30s.

MIKE - An infantryman with the 10th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. He is a Blood Indian from Standoff, Alberta. In his 20s.

JEAN-PAUL (J.P.) - An infantryman with the 22nd Battalion (“The Van Doos”), 5th Brigade, 2nd Division. He is a butcher from Montreal, Quebec. In his 20s.

WILL - An infantryman with the Royal Canadian Regiment, 7th Brigade, 3rd Division. He is a canoe maker from Renfrew, Ontario. In his 20s.

SID - An infantryman with the 44th Battalion, 10th Brigade, 4th Division. He is a construction worker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In his 20s.

LAURIE - A soldier with the Nova Scotia Highlanders, 85th Battalion, 11th Brigade, 4th Division. He is a mining engineer – a graduate of McGill University – but his home is Nova Scotia. In his late 20s or early 30s.

AUDITIONS: We are looking for a small group of actors to play a role in this production. Auditions will be held at King's Town Arts Studio (202-506 Days Road, Kingston) on July 15th and 16th, with callbacks later (if necessary). Auditions are open to anyone in the community so come and out and be a part of the show.

There are no further auditions at this time.

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