Garland Civic Theatre
Auditions for “The Widow"
A Classic Gothic Ghost Story by Merlin Ward

On Stage: Jan 18 – Feb 4, 2018
Directed By: Joshua Hensley

Auditions are Sunday, Dec 3, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
(scheduled in 30 min time slots).
Please make an audition appointment. 
(If you are unable to make an appointment by email or online,

you are still welcome to audition between 1:00 - 4:30 pm)
By Email:
Or Online: 
Location:  GCT Rehearsal Space, 2703 National Place, Garland, 75041

Open to an ethnically diverse casting. All experience levels welcome.

Performances are Thursday, Jan 18 through Sunday, Feb 4 at the

Granville Arts Center, 300 North Fifth Street, Garland, Texas.
Performances include a Thursday night Preview (Jan 18) at 7:30 p.m.
   Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. 
   and Sunday Matinees (Jan 28 and Feb 4) matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Please bring a headshot and resume to your appointment if you have them available.  These are appreciated, but not required.

Catherine, a beautiful young model, is offered a photographic assignment in a remote Victorian mansion in Wales. The house is owned by an American, whose son has arrived from New York to spend his last few weeks of life in his ancestors' family seat.
During the photo shoot, Catherine gets to know the son and is captivated by him, despite the young man looking pale and weak. Her feelings for him grow, unaware that the modeling job is a sham and that the reason why she was lured to the gothic house dates back to the 1830s when a young woman was coerced into marriage and was, subsequently, thrown from the rooftop to her death.

  Catherine: a young photographic model who has a spiky character.
  Elizabeth: an American from New York in her late 40s or 50s.
  Joshua: Elizabeth’s young son, a year or two older than Catherine, also from New York.
  Mrs O’Brien: Irish, looks like a pleasant housekeeper, but she is a determined woman who is probably insane.
  Joanna: Early 30s, Jo is in charge of make-up and clothing on the photo shoot.
  Margaret: Catherine’s mother, a loving lioness who would kill to protect her young.
  Mary Longden: a ghost, a haunting, waif-like presence, dressed in Victorian greys and blacks.
  Dewi: a Welsh taxi driver. (Doubles with Rev Shepherd).
  Rev Shepherd: A true believer, a man of the cloth, evil walks the earth and it scares him. (Doubles with Dewi).
  Jean-Claude: a photographer in his 20s, thinks he has seen and done it all. (Doubles with Policeman and Curate).
  Policeman: tries to do his job but he's no match for Elizabeth. (Doubles with Jean-Claude and Curate).
  Curate: the assistant to Reverend Shepherd. (Non-speaking role. Doubles with Jean-Claude and Policeman).
  Voices Off (on mobile phones): Sean (Catherine’s former boyfriend) and Sammy (Catherine’s modeling agent)