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by Don Smith

3 Plays by an Amazing Old Codger

Directed by Spencer Shearman, Lyn Verra-Lay, Margaret Shearman

Run Dates: September 2 , 2023



Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm onward (first come, first served) at Bethany-Newton United Church (14853 60 Ave, Surrey).


Auditions will be cold reads from the script. Auditions are open to everyone regardless of background, race, gender, orientation, or ability. We encourage everyone to audition as we will be casting whoever is best for the role. Please bring a résumé and headshot to auditions

About the plays:

The Bag:

Katie goes into a tailspin after she is mugged for her purse, which contains letters from her dead son, and is inconsolable. Lillian is very worried about her, especially since Lillian must go away for a while. When Lillian returns, she finds Katie back to normal, with revenge on her mind.

Tattoo Adieu:

Synopsis: A woman is upset when her fiancé refuses to remove a tattoo of another woman’s name. He starts to understand her feelings when she gets a tattoo of her own. Their five-year relationship seems built on patience and respect, but there’s an issue that may need one of them to compromise.


Synopsis: A political mover and shaker is looking for just the right candidate. When his team finds the absolutely perfect candidate, there is only one minor problem: he wears only flowered suits.


(Note: Actors may be cast for more than one script.)

The Bag:

Katie (F, 60-75 years). Grandmotherly. She is a sweet person and very kind, especially to the less fortunate. She has a good sense of humour, and most people would find her pleasant to be around.


Lillian (F, 60 - 66 years). Katie’s neighbour. A bit of a tomboy, she likes to help people; their problems are her problems. 


Policeman (M, 65 years). Last day before retirement. He is easy-going, relaxed.  Few things in life surprise him.


Tattoo Adieu:

He (M, 25 - 35 years). Ready to ‘settle down’ with Her and have a family. 


She (F, 25 - 35 years) She is upset that her fiancé refuses to have a tattoo of the name of an old flame removed.



Aubry Tower (M, 55 - 65 years) The boss, dean of backroom politics. He is a large man, very powerful. He likes to throw his weight around and is always right.


Lola Earrite (Lolly) (F, 35 - 50 years) Advisor and chief gossip collector, knows all the political players. Has her finger on their pulses. She is smart and knows how to get around the boss.


Dirk Chillson (M, 30 - 45 years) Strategist, a numbers guy, and chief polls watcher. Sees politics as one big math problem. 


Bud Beepleaser (M, 40 - 55 years) A possible candidate, he is brilliant, charismatic, and knows how to stand up for himself.

Show Details:

Run Date: September 2, 2023 at Bethany-Newton United Church.

Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm from August 15 to 31

Note: This is a NON-EQUITY, NON-PAID volunteer production.

At the Audition:

Masks are not mandatory at auditions but are strongly encouraged.

Accessibility Info: The church entrance, foyer, and audition room are all located on the ground floor. There are no steps up or down to the audition surface. The doorways are all of average width. There is an all-gender restroom on the ground floor as well.

An old man with a cane
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