…a moment in the life of Willa Dee Arvis (non-Equity)
by Mark-Brian Sonna
The play runs from March 30, 2017 – April 23, 2017, at the Stone Cottage Theatre, Addison.
Dallas, Summer 1942: Two seemingly ordinary women, Willa Dee and her cousin Emily await the mail. National Geographic is doing a pictorial about American enlisted men training in the Bahamas, and they've gotten word that their husbands are featured in the photos. The arrival of the magazine and the viewing of the photographs opens a Pandora box of memories, revelations and family secrets. As they reminisce, a mystery begins to unfold about a fateful evening. Willa Dee and Emily each possess different information about the events of what actually transpired. The arrival of family friend Euel, who holds the key to the mystery, sets ablaze their emotions which alter the course of each of their lives. Touching, bitingly funny, and ultimately tragic, this play will move you and at the same time comfort you as you discover how each life, regardless of how mundane, is special.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 3 to 6 PM at the Stone Cottage Theatrem 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX 75001
Monday, February 13, 2017 from 7 to 10:00 PM at the MBS Productions rehearsal space, 8204 Elmbrook #189, Dallas, TX 75247.
Call backs if needed will be Monday, February 6 from 7 to 10 PM at the MBS Productions rehearsal space.
Most of the play is cast. This play is an ensemble piece.
Clark, early 20’s. White. He is a man who is outgoing, charming, and at times immature who would rather spend time with his life-long friend Rayne than his wife, Emily. He has a great sense of humor but at times it is mean spirited. Though he loves his wife he finds himself very attracted to Rayne, though he doesn’t perceive himself as gay. He holds the secret of why Rayne was almost murdered but won’t reveal it. This inner conflicts torment him and he uses alcohol as a way of coping. This role requires same sex kissing.
Emily: early 20’s. White. She is a newly married woman and cousin to Willa Dee. She and Willa Dee were raised by their very intolerant grandmother who they fear and are like sisters who can confide in each other. She’s very conservative and very much in love with her husband Clark, but frustrated that her marriage isn’t living up to her ideals, and that Clark spends so much time with Rayne. She loses her husband during the war. Emotionally devastated, she has near a mental breakdown.
To make an audition appointment contact Mark-Brian Sonna at 214-477-4942 or via email at