The Memory of Water
A play by Shelagh Stevenson
Directed by Frank Kaye
Audition Weds 17th May at 7.45
Performances 26th to 30th September
On the eve of their mother’s funeral, three sisters meet, bicker and reveal the conflicts of the past and its grip on the present, the patterns and strains of family relationships and the distortions of memory. It could best be described as a tragi-comedy which provides enormous potential for the creativity of the actors. The play takes place in one room and is structured in eighteen episodes, eleven being duologues.
There are six characters in total-
Mary the middle daughter (who could be aged between 35 and 50) – the others ages are relative to hers
Catherine is the younger daughter
Teresa is the older daughter
Vi is their mother.
Mike is having an affair with Mary
Frank is Teresa’s husband (The men’s ages are not too critical).
The personalities of the characters and their relationships we will work out in workshops and rehearsals. The audition too will be in workshop style.
The rehearsal schedule has five rehearsals in the Oakwood Centre in the middle of July and then Mons, Tues and Thurs from 29th August up to performance week. I would like to have some rehearsals of the duologues in my garden during August to suit everybody’s holidays. All arrangements are flexible to an extent.