Readers’ Theater Auditions
April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals and the Twelve-Pound Look by James Barrie of Peter Pan fame
The Old Lady shows Her Medals takes place during WWI in London. A poor, old lady wants to be seen as contributing to the war effort by being the mother of a son fighting oversees. However she is a spinster and childless. So she fabricates a story about a son “Kenneth” after seeing a real soldier’s name which is the same as hers in the newspaper. A meeting between the two is inevitable.
The Twelve-Pound Look is the story of Harry Sims on the eve of his knighthood. It is full of the great things he considers he has achieved. A typist has been hired to answer the messages of congratulations. However, to Harry’s shock and dismay, the typist enters his home as a bearer of unexpected information. Her news elicits interesting questions regarding the role of dominance and independence in any relationship.