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(Abbotsford, BC) Gallery 7 Theatre is pleased to be holding open auditions for its next production in their all-new, 2019-2020 ‘Ordinary Heroes’ theatre season, Tempting Providence, by Robert Chafe. The auditions will be held on October 29, 2019 at the theatre’s rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rd Ave in Abbotsford.

‘I’ve been waiting a long time to program this very special Canadian piece,” says Ken Hildebrandt, executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre. “The show is so heart-warming, compelling and entertaining. It’s based on a true story and is a real piece of Canadiana. The play is performed by four actors, some of whom play multiple roles, thus providing actors with a challenging yet fulfilling and rewarding artistic experience.

Auditions are open to performers ages 18 & up. Anyone interested in working behind the scenes as an assistant stage manager, running crew and sound or lighting operator, are also welcome to attend the audition.

Based on a true story, the tenacious and resilient Myra Bennett leaves her life in England in the early 20th century and journeys to the remote village of Daniel’s Harbour in Newfoundland to be the region’s medical practitioner.

Despite the cold, harsh winters and the townspeople’s initial skepticism about her abilities, Bennet determines to confound expectations through her down-to-earth courage and fortitude. Can she earn the community’s respect? An inspiring and highly theatrical tale of heroism, sprinkled with generous doses of humour and romance, this play asks big questions about whether life happens simply by chance, or by the hand of a larger force unseen.

Tempting Providence will be directed by Trinity Western University’s theatre department professor, Dr. Lloyd Arnett. Arnett has directed productions of Cotton Patch Gospel and Shadowlands for Gallery 7 Theatre.

Tempting Providence will run January 24 – Feb. 8, 2020 at the Abbotsford Community Arts Addition, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals will commence November 13, 2019. An additional run of the show may be scheduled in Vancouver following the initial run at Gallery 7 Theatre.

To register for an audition, or for more information, please visit or call 604-504-5940. Auditionees will be assigned an audition time slot and a monologue closer to the audition.

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