The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble Auditions
Date: January 20, 2024 - January 21, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: The Chilliwack Players Guild’s Guildhall
45530 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack BC
Price: Adults:
Students and Seniors:

The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble is about the tricky nature of family dynamics, and the effects of mental illness seen through the eyes of a young woman who’s searching for her own feelings amidst the whirlwind emotions of her family.

Iris Trimble is trying to hold it all together. She may very well fly off the face of the earth if she doesn’t
hang on to the kitchen counter. At least that’s how she feels after her mother, Bernice, a lively, recently
widowed fifty-five-year-old breaks the news that she has early onset Alzheimer’s. In an effort to cope
with the stress, Iris makes her mother’s famous Everything-That-Is-Bad-For-You casserole, a childhood
favourite. Her siblings, on the other hand, are on opposite sides of the spectrum: Sara, the eldest, irately
calls for a second opinion, while Peter, the youngest, seems completely unfazed. As for Bernice, she’s
still as vivacious as ever, always up for a good laugh, and, most of all, ready to finally put herself first.

Iris (f) – Middle Child – 30s – the narrator, sensible, strong and solid, yet vulnerable
Bernice (f) – Mother – Mid-50s – the rock of the family, widowed, active, stylish, and staring down a
diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s
Sarah (f) – Oldest Child – 30s – a relatively new self-possessed tightly wound mum
Peter (m) – Youngest Child – 20s – a quiet and reclusive statistician
Notes for Auditioners:
This is a non-equity production.
This play contains strong language and content (suicide).
To be cast in, or work on, a production you must become a Players Guild member.
To participate in the FVZ, all cast and crew must be members of Theatre BC.
The Chilliwack Players Guild will follow the BC Health Authority Orders should they change.
Production Dates: May 2024
This will be the Chilliwack Players Guild’s submission to the Fraser Valley Zone Festival (Langley).
One performance (TBA) during the week of May 19-25.
Should The Gravitation Pull of Bernice Trimble be chosen as the Fraser Valley Zone’s Best Production, this
show will compete at Theatre BC’s Mainstage Festival ( in Chilliwack) for one performance (TBA) during
the week of July 2-7. Rehearsals in June (if required) TBA.
Audition Dates: Saturday, January 20 at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 21 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks, Monday, January 22 @ 6:30 pm
This will be a prepared read. To notify of intention to audition, please contact
for a copy of the script along with the page numbers to prepare for. Please indicate which role/s you are
interested in.
Location: The Chilliwack Players Guild’s Guildhall, 45530 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack BC
Rehearsal Schedule: Start January 28 – Rehearsals Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm
through to the performance dates in May.