at The Newmarket Library

438 Park Ave, Newmarket,

Sat. July 15th 11:30-2:00

The Board Room

Sun. July 23rd 1:00-3:30

The Program Room 

A Comedy

Actors needed for a staged one-act play comedy that will be part of the: Newmarket Festival of One-Act Plays running the first week of October 2017.

The Death of Me

By Norm Foster


While bargaining with the Angel of Death for a second chance at life, John quickly discovers that fixing the 

mistakes of his past is difficult - especially when it turns out that destiny isn’t quite as etched in stone as he thought.


"…well-paced, vintage Foster. Foster makes the familiar all the funnier by catching you by surprise: 

The Death of Me… at times gets funny enough to almost become the death of all of us." —Calgary Herald


Looking for:

Two male and two female actors:  non-equity, non-paying roles: Light rehearsals in summer, intensified in September.



Auditions will be Saturday July 15th.  Please prepare one comic piece, no longer than three minutes.

Audition location: 

The Roxborough Retirement residence 1 Roxborough Rd, Newmarket, ON L3Y 2P8   

Time; TBA 

Rehearsals to be held in Newmarket



Angel of Death: (female) A middle aged, efficient, no nonsense individual, The Angel of Death follows the regulations

and compliances  of her position to the letter. She is irritated by John’s push back sarcastic answers to her questions.


John Adderly: (male) An upwardly mobile, young professional business systems analyst with a caustic, prickly attitude.

John bargains with the Angel of Death for a second chance to tell his fiancé Cassie (who left him standing at the alter) just how he really feels.


Cassie: (female) A little younger that John with a scatter-brained personality, Cassie works in the license bureau

renewing license plates. She is paranoid about seeing John again and a bit argumentative and hesitant to meet with him.


Doctor: (Male) A middle aged, quick talking individual, the doctor doesn’t care for sick people and doesn’t like being around them. He spends his time complaining about the medical profession and possible law suits over bourbon at lunch.


To set up an audition time contact, 905 836-5464 or Cell 905 868-7870

Designed by DPK Design 

Festival Volunteers


Interested in Theatre but not as an actor, playwright, or director? The Very Useful Theatre Company is seeking Volunteers to support the third annual One-Act Play Festival.  Let us know how much time you have, we are seeking all levels of support, a few hours once or a full Festival support position.

No experience necessary!

We support High School Volunteer hours as well.


 “We would like acknowledge that the Town of Newmarket is located over lands originally used and occupied by the First Peoples of the Williams Treaties First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples and thank them for sharing this land. We would also like to acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as our close neighbour and friend, one that we strive to build a co-operative and respectful relationship with”.

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