Workshop Theatre:  Calgary's Longest Running Community Theatre



Written by David Auburn
Directed by Ed Ogum  

Auditions times and dates

Wednesday December 9, 6 - 10
Monday December 14, 6 - 10

Audition Requirements

Auditions will be held in pre-scheduled 10 minute time slots. Please contact Kayte Davies, at with your headshot & resume, and to schedule a time. Please prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue. There will also be sides sent out, so that you can be familiar with them. 


Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert. When he dies she has more than grief to deal with: there's her estranged sister, Claire, and Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind. And a further problem: how much of her father's madness or genius will Catherine inherit?

Character Breakdown

CATHERINE - A young woman, 25 years old, who inherited much of her father's mathematical genius, and, she fears, his "instability" as well; she gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father until his recent death.

CLAIRE - Catherine's older sister, a practical and business-minded woman who has been comfortably successful in her work and relationships.

She left Robert and Catherine behind, distancing herself from the run-down family home of her youth. She left the family to make a new life for herself in New York City.

 ROBERT - A recently deceased mathematician praised for his groundbreaking work in his youth, but whose later years were plagued by delusional mental illness; he is seen in Catherine's imagination and in flashbacks.

HAROLD (HAL) DOBBS - One of Robert's last Ph.D. students during the one year his idol and mentor's illness went into remission, at least enabling Robert to teach, if not continue his own creative mathematical work. 

Performing March 4 - March 12
Victor Mitchell Theatre @ the Pumphouse Theatres.

Pumphouse Theatre

2015-2016 Season


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