The Tin Woman
by Wimberley Players
Dec. 10 - Dec. 11 (2019)
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.
Director: Tracy Arnold
Auditions for The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan
Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, 78676
Production Dates: February 14th -March 8th. Friday/Saturday curtain at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm.
Audition Dates: Tuesday December 10th at 7:00 pm and Wednesday December 11th at 7:00 pm at the Wimberley Playhouse located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley TX, 78676. If needed, callbacks will be held on Sunday, December 15th at 2:00 pm at the Wimberley Playhouse.
Process: 1st round – Actors will be asked to read from the script. Sides will be provided.
Callbacks – Group readings, sides will be provided.
Please schedule a reserved audition time slot by emailing the address below and bring a headshot and
resume. Callbacks will be by invitation only. Not all potential cast members will be called back.
JOY, mid-20s to late 30s, a freelance graphic artist. At the outset, Joy
has received a life-saving heart transplant but is conflicted about what to do now. Smart, sometimes acerbic, attractive but rudderless with her new lease on life.
HANK, early 60s. He is nearing retirement as head of a small building supplies company. Husband to Alice and father to Sammy and the now-deceased heart donor, Jack, Hank is pushing forward, trying very hard not to wallow in or even barely acknowledge his grief and guilt. He can be snappish, abrupt and lately has been drinking more than he ought. He believes he's handling things just fine.
JACK, 36, an accountant with aspirations of being a professional photographer. He dresses fashionably, hipster-ish. Jack is dead at the outset but nonetheless appears throughout the show. He's not a ghost exactly, more of a memory that lingers.
ALICE, early 60s, mother to the deceased Jack and daughter Sammy. She's a solid, loving, enduring presence. She knows her husband and is aware of what he's going through. She accepts his scorn until she doesn't anymore. A big heart that is dealing with its own pain while trying to hold the family together and do the right thing
SAMMY, 20s-30s, a preschool teacher and Jack's younger sister. She's somewhat "new age-y" with an enormous heart. She really wants to help in any way she can. She writes a blog where she might over-share her life, to Hank's consternation. She can give in too easily to her emotions, but of everyone, she is the most in touch with them.
NURSE/DARLA, 30s-60s. These roles are played by the same actor.
Nurse, is very competent if a bit annoying in her approach. She's by the book in all things but, probably because she is so busy, she can sometimes condescend. A functionary but a positive person with a small religious streak. Darla, is somewhat flamboyant, artsy, cares very much for Joy. A singular soul in habit and dress. She worries about Joy and wants the best for her friend.
For information and to schedule audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org