Fall Young Company Auditions
Friday, August 20, 4-6:00 pm
Saturday, August 21, 10 am-12:00 pm
Afternoon of the Elves by Y. York
Sara Kate is the girl everyone makes fun of because she wears terrible clothes and shoes and she acts strange most all of the time. It doesn’t help that she lives in a run down house with a yard full of junk. Hillary thinks just like the other children until the day that Sara Kate invites her over to see a village built by elves in her back yard. Hillary’s fascination with the village and all things related to elves opens the door to a very strange friendship with Sara Kate. Hillary slowly discovers that not all children live like she does and that something is seriously wrong in Sara Kate’s house.
Painted Rain by Janet Allard
’Painted Rain’ explores the relationship between two boys in an orphanage, on the verge of being separated by adoption. The younger boy, an energetic non-conformist, tries desperately to draw out his older roommate, who is an aspiring painter confined to a wheelchair that he refuses to relinquish for leg braces. Both boys strive to live life the way they want to live it and make their own choices, despite the external pressures and expectations of a well-meaning social worker. As the impending separation nears, these two ‘almost brothers’ struggle to break through their alienation and isolation to find companionship and connection.
The Western Stage Young Company is sponsored by the Sally Hughes Church Foundation, with additional support given by the S.T.A.R Foundation of Monterey.