City Park Players announces Auditions for the first show of 2018!

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Auditions for the first show of 2018:

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun 

by Norm Foster 

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is an emotionally-charged play that explores the relationship between a disabled man, Robert and a young pregnant woman, Holly.  The play, like real life, is a constant tug-of-war between humor and pathos, selfishness and selflessness, surviving and thriving.  Claire Castle is utterly devoted to her 35-year-old son Robert who suffered a severe brain injury as a child that stunted his emotional and mental growth to that of a 7-year-old. As his sole caregiver, Claire worries who will look after Robert when she is gone.

Nearby, a young woman named Holly Fitch struggles with her own obligations after learning that she is going to be a single mother. When Robert and Holly have a chance meeting at the local bus stop, a friendship is forged that changes all their lives.

“Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun” is a heartwarming play about hope and perseverance amidst adversity. Foster has layered the play with tiers of meaning, deriving the title of the play from a framed needlepoint that hung on Robert’s bedroom wall when he was a kid: “Before this glorious life is done, I shall kiss the moon and kiss the sun.”

Robert Castle - Has the mind of a seven year old due to an accident when he was a child; lives with his mother. Age: 30 - 35
Claire Castle - Robert’s mother; battling cancer and heart disease.  Age: 55 - 65
Holly Fitch - Has a teaching degree, but is working at a sports store; pregnant. Age: 25 - 30
Simon Garvey - English professor; married, but separated; is dating Holly. Age:  40-something
Doctor Andrews - Claire’s doctor. Age: 50 - 59

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10am
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6pm

In the lobby of Kress Theatre: 1090 3rd St, Alexandria, LA 71301

Select script pages will be printed and available for auditions.

Rehearsals will begin January 10
Show dates: February 22, 23, 24, 25, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018.  (Dress rehearsals February 20-21)

For questions and more, please email:  or call 318-484-4478.

2018 CPP Grant Sponsors

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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