Do Not Go Gentle
Feb. 17-20 & Feb. 24-27 2022
Written by Suzan L. Zeder
Directed by Jada Graves
Saturday, November 20th, 3pm-5pm
Monday, November 22nd, 7pm-9pm
912 Center Street, Conyers, GA 30012
Next door to The Paula Vaughn Black Box Theatre
No preparation necessary! Cold readings from the script will be done. Please bring your resume and a headshot and be prepared to read with other auditionees.
GENRE: Comedy | Drama
TIME: 1991 with various flashbacks.
Lillian: Female, mid 60s - 80s. Recently deceased. Artistic, intelligent, maternal.
Joanna: Female, mid 20s - late 30s. Lillian's niece. Light-hearted, compassionate,
Windsor: Male, 30s - mid 40s. Lillian's son. Military man. Authoritative, stoic, pragmatic.
Kelly: Female, 11- 14. Lillian's granddaughter. Angsty, regretful, resentful.
Mildred: Female, 30s - 50s. Professional estate sale organizer. Gaudy, tactless, detached.
Nobody: Male, 10-13. Mysterious, underprivileged, defiant.
Lillian Boedecker Barron is 84 years old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased! During her lifetime, Lillian shared a special, long-distance bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son Windsor, a Colonel in the Air Force, as he moved his family from base to base all over the world. After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts are somehow mended. Windsor and Kelly come from overseas to settle Lillian's affairs and are aghast to discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings. As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. This powerful, poignant play explores the wonder of words and the transformative power of art as it offers humor and hope to anyone who is, or has ever been, a grandparent, parent, or a child.