The Nun’s Wood
by Pat Kinevane
Production title: The Nun’s Wood
Writer: Pat Kinevane
Production location: Cork City
Company: Ferocious Composure
Company website: http://ferociouscomposure.com
Director: Mike Ryan
Producer: Granary theatre
Audition Location: The Granary Theatre, Mardyke Walk, Cork.
Compensation: Profit Share
October 11 and 12, 2016. 18.00 – 21.30.
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Production Run: Between December 9 and 18 (specific dates tbd)
Winner of the BBC/Stewart Parker Trust Award for Best First Play, 1998, Pat Kinevane’s debut tells the story of Picus, Bellona, Jaso and Silvy, four young people living on the remote island village of Tinaglasha, County Cork. Rhea Normile, visiting the grave of her long deceased friend, recounts the tragic events that transpired during a hot summer in 1974.
A story about families, the ones you’re born with and the ones you choose, and the burden and unyielding impact of dark secrets.
“Lively, mildly comic and, ultimately, unforgivingly dark.” – The Irish Times
[PICUS] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 19-26]
Picus is a tanned, dark haired, handsome and rugged 18 year old. Quite bright and thoughtful, but at some stage began to spend more time in school playing hurling than studying. His girlfriend of over a year is the beautiful Bellona, though the relationship is starting to struggle as they have yet to sleep together.
[BELLONA] [FEMALE] [AGE: 19-26]
Sharp and resilient, 18 year old Bellona is more than just the local beauty. She is a bi of a vixen, and well able to stand her ground in an argument, but has a soft spot for her boyfriend Picus.
[JASO] [FEMALE] [AGE: 19-26]
Jaso is hardy and fiercely loyal. Sun-burnt and dappled-red, the 17 year old is a girl not to be messed with.
[SILVY] [MALE] [AGE:19-26]
Silvy is an uncomplicated buck of 18. A power-house of energy. His flirty and mischievous exterior covers a sensitive, good-natured soul. Fiercely loyal to his friends.
[RHEA] [FEMALE] [AGE: 35-60]
Strong and compassionate, Rhea is mother to Picus. She has returned after many years away and is seeking solace and understanding at the graveside of her friend Lily. She is incredibly maternal towards the four younger characters when she speaks of them.
[CIRCE] [FEMALE] [AGE: 25-40]
Circe is curious and learned, but her calm exterior is hiding something dark.
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