Auditions! – I have before me a remarkable document given to me by a young lady from Rwanda
Join us for auditions December 2nd at 5:30pm, Rudisill Regional Library (Tulsa Public Library) located at 1520 N Hartford Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106
Juliette – A young Rwandan woman in her 20s
Simon – An British poet in his 40s
The show runs February 6 – 9, 2020
Liddy Doenges Theatre,
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
While Simon sits in his writing shed, trying and failing to write the ultimate post-modern novel, Juliette sits in a bleak little hostel room, struggling to write about the genocide that killed her family. These two people from entirely different worlds meet at a refugee center in London, where Simon’s new job is to help refugees write. Juliette arrives with high hopes that Simon will immediately fast-track her book to a top British publishing house. Simon expects to meet a timid young woman from a deprived third-world background who will be over-awed at her first encounter with a real writer. These expectations are soon to be confounded. This play, about the healing power of writing, contains much humor as well as darkness, as we watch the development of a relationship across a wide cultural and age divide.