JUST ANNE: HISTORICAL ACCURACY ONSTAGE is an original play by lead Lily Cate Gunther-Canada about the misconceived relationship between Queen Anne of England, and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Taken directly from their written correspondence, JUST ANNE tells the true the story of two powerful women and their tumultuous relationship that grapples with love, legacy and loyalty. As a process-based research project with a series of readings, concluding with a final open performance and talk back, JUST ANNE seeks to address the limits and effectiveness of historical accuracy onstage.

AUDITIONS: Friday August 28 at 4:00pm-6:00pm in MUND 409
Please prepare to be present for the entire audition time.
Auditions will consist of reading sides from the text with other students auditioning. One does not need to be memorized, but it is encouraged one is familiar with the text. Sides will be distributed by the Production Office to those who have signed up in mid-August.

First Reading: September 4 at 4:00pm
Second Reading: October 9 at 4:00pm
Rehearsals: November 9 - 12
Final Performance: November 13 at 4:00pm
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Character Descriptions
Since the script for this production is currently in development, the cast and characters are subject to change.

Anne Stuart, Queen of England: the last Stuart, generally known for her timid and introverted ways, but is a powerful and devoted mother of England. The underdog who proves herself worthy, breaking free of those she loves most to lead her country.

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough: Anne’s almost life-long friend and advisor, powerful, strong, and ambitious. As the woman who looks and acts like a Queen of England, but never will be, her harsh and unrelenting ways lead to her political downfall.

The Court: A series of characters played by one or two actors, potentially including courtiers, Members of Parliament, servants, or common Englishmen or women.
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Please list any conflicts you may have Sept 4, Oct 9, or Nov 9-13 during rehearsal times. Please include the time of conflict and the nature of the conflict. (Work, class, doctor's appointment, etc.) Next to each conflict, note whether it is a hard conflict or if you would be able to be present in rehearsal if need be: *
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