If I Forget
by Southwest Theatre Productions
Nov. 11 (2017)
Steven Levenson’s sharp and thoroughly touching new drama, just completed its seven (7) month Broadway run April 2017.
IF I FORGET tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself.
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer reunites with his two sisters to celebrate their father’s seventy-fifth birthday. Each committed to their own version of family history, they clash over everything from Michael’s controversial book, to whether they should sell the family business. Secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface as the three negotiate – with biting humor and razor sharp insight - just what they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.
(Despite what the title may imply, this is not a play regarding memory loss or the aging.)
PERFORMANCE DATES: January 19 - February 4, 2018.
DIRECTOR: Kat Sparks (Exit 27, Cages)
AUDITION DATE: November 11th (12 pm – 4 pm). Call backs November 12th (2 pm – 5 pm). Please submit your headshot and resume by email with requested time slot, and the name of the ROLE you wish to audition for in the subject line by November 8th. (Send to email@example.com.)
Sides provided in advance.
65-75 (to play 75)
Smart, sensitive, caring. Holds deep secrets from the war.
Lou’s daughter, take charge personality
Lou’s son, intelligent, conflicted emotionally, take charge personality
Lou’s daughter, sensitive, strong conviction of what is right or wrong
Michael’s supportive wife, peacekeeper, smooths over difficult situation with daughter
Holly’s husband, Joey’s stepfather. Kind, lost, struggling with how to reveal damaging secret.
18-23 (to play 16)
Holly’s son. Insightful beyond his years.