Blind Eye – Auditions


Our celebration of Wellington playwright April Phillips continues, with our last production of 2018 being her full-length play Blind Eye.

Wally and Vera are a salt of the earth couple in their golden years. They have lived on the same street their entire lives. They have kept to themselves and led decent lives. Or have they? A malicious attack on the old man results in two strangers entering their lives. Strangers who gradually unravel a long-held and shameful secret, with devastating consequences.

Actors required: 2 women and 2 men

Wally (70+): A retired, bricklayer, salt of the earth, belligerent, stubborn and protective, he can also be vulnerable, gentle and caring. Some singing required.

Vera (70+): A gentle, vulnerable woman, blind and showing signs of early dementia, needs to display wide range of emotions. Some singing required.

Alice (30’s-40’s): A district nurse, married mother, practical, well-meaning but overly inquisitive. A romantic who yearns to be loved, protected and needed.

Patrick (30’s-40’s): A senior police sergeant, staunch, silent type. Restrained and conflicted, he prefers a simple life, and struggles with challenges to his black and white view of the world.

Auditions will be held at Kapiti Playhouse Theatre, 7 Ruahine Street, at 7pm on Tuesday 7th August.

Perusal scripts available at Paper Plus. Further enquiries to director Teresa Sullivan on 021 680 670 or gandtsullivan [at] xtra [dot] co [dot] nz