Festivals & Events

LAWYERS PLAY


AUDITION NOTICE
 
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Michelle Boulet
 
Audition Dates:
Monday, October 21 6 – 9pm
Wednesday, October 23 6:30 – 9pm
 
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Bar Association are proud to present Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by Steve Martin from May 6 to 9, 2020 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse. The 28th annual Lawyers Play is one of Royal MTC’s largest fundraisers, helping to keep live theatre accessible to all Manitobans.
 
“This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, Steve Martin, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark-haired singer time warped in from a later era.”
– Samuel French
 
To book an audition, contact Paige Lewis at plewis@royalmtc.ca. Please indicate which role(s) you are interested in auditioning for, your availability for the audition dates and your firm or employer. Please include Picasso at the Lapin Agile in the subject line.
 
**All cast members must hold current CBA memberships during the 2019-2020 membership year.**
 
Cast size: 11  
Roles for men and women of varying ages.
Descriptions provided by the playwright.
 
FREDDY – the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile
GASTON – an older man
GERMAINE – waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend
SUZANNE - nineteen
SAGOT (M or F) – Picasso’s art dealer
CHARLES DABERNOW SCHMENDIMAN – a man in his thirties
THE COUNTESS
A FEMALE ADMIRER
A VISITOR
*Please note the roles of ALBERT EINSTEIN and PABLO PICASSO have been cast.
 
Royal MTC is committed to diverse and inclusive casting. We encourage artists of all genders, ages, abilities and ethnicities to submit their interest.




THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC!

It was an ABBA-solutely fabulous week as members of the Manitoba Bar Association sang and strutted their stuff in Mamma Mia! Our Dancing Queens lit up the Tom Hendry Warehouse from May 7 to 11 for the annual Lawyers Play.

Cast entirely with members from the Manitoba Bar Association, the Lawyers Play is one of Royal MTC’s largest fundraisers and since its inception in 1990 has raised over $1,090,000 to ensure vibrant theatre remains accessible to all Manitobans.

So we say, thank you for the music and thank you to our patrons, donors, advertisers and sponsors for supporting our efforts. Royal MTC would also like to extend sincere thanks to the talented cast and hardworking crew, as well as our many volunteers and committee members.

MAMMA MIA!

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
BENNY ANDERSSON
BJÖRN ULVAEUS

AND SOME SONGS BY STIG ANDERSON
 
BOOK BY CATHERINE JOHNSON
ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED BY JUDY CRAYMER

May 7 - 11, 2019
 
Co-Directed by Steven Schipper* and Teri-Lynn Friesen
Musical Direction by Rachel Cameron
Choreography by Matthew Armet*
Production Designer – Kari Hagness
Wardrobe Coordinators – Thora Lamont and Lorraine O’Leary
Lighting Designer – Ksenia Broda-Milian
Audio – Tim Clark
Stage Manager – Chuck McEwen
Assistant Stage Managers – Linda Beech, Seraph-Eden Boroditsky and Meaghan Fletcher
 

Cast:

Gail Asper, Andrea Bellhouse, Jennifer Bird, Paul Cooper, Laura Diamond, Tashia Dreger, Caleigh Glawson, Blair Graham, Benji Greenberg, Melissa Hazelton, Kate Henley, Reannah Hocken, Joan Holmstrom, Chaobo Jiang, Jamie Jurczak, Ryan Krahn, David Kroft, Melanie Labossiere, Hayley Main, Jim McLandress, Louis Mendelson, Anastasiia Movchan, Jeff Palamar, Leo Palay, Myron Pawlowsky, Sandi Phillips, Nalini Reddy, Margaret Redmond, Pamela Reilly, Evan Roitenberg, Jaime Rosin, Steve Scarfone, Darcia Senft, Carly Sloshower, Kyla Wills

*Appears with permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

 
Thank you so much to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor 



Silver Sponsor

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Wine Sponser

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Design Sponsor

Reception Sponsors

  RBC Convention Centre
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For information on event sponsorship and advertising, please contact:

Melissa Novecosky, Sponsorship Fulfillment & Events Manager
204 954 6410
mnovecosky@royalmtc.ca

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance • Opera • Theatre Policy.

Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone 212 541 4684 Fax 212 397 4684 www.MTIShows.com