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Of Good Stock

23 July 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Directed by Kym Clayton

The three Stockton sisters (Jess, Amy and Celia) are witty, brilliant, beautiful, and dysfunctional. When their father, legendary novelist Mick Stockton died, he left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books, and a whole lot of issues. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who had many affairs, and their mother died young, and it’s left them all pretty messed up. It’s Jess’s 41st birthday and she and her husband Fred have invited her younger sisters to their house on Cape Cod to celebrate. It’s an important milestone for Jess: she’s surpassing the age of her mother, who died from cancer years ago. Amy is joined by her fiancé, Josh. Celia, the youngest, brings Hunter, her boyfriend. Their reunion ignites passions, humour, and wildly unanticipated upheavals. The men struggle to be a part of this elusive family’s legacy. Of Good Stock is a raw, poignant, and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of that thing we call family.

“Smoothly paced, occasionally touching, and … as comforting as a quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream, eaten straight from the container.”—The New York Times
“The reunion, oiled with scotch, leads to upsetting revelations, the airing of grievances, clumsy tendernesses, profane screams and forgiving ruminations that volley across the stage in a zany, often very funny cacophony … Ross’s characters are drawn with assurance, wit and gentle mockery — we definitely have met these people …”—Los Angeles Times
“Laugh-out-loud funny…relatable and thoroughly entertaining.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Ross displays a flair for writing sharp, funny dialogue.” —Hollywood Reporter
“An engrossing mix of humour and heart. Ross’s three sisters strike a fine balance between the comfortingly recognizable and enchantingly fresh.” —TheaterMania.com.


Amy – female, stage age mid-30s – middle sister (271 cues)

Celia – female, stage age late-20s, early 30s – younger sister (370 cues)

Fred – male, stage age early to mid-40s – Jess’ husband – (363 cues)

Josh – male, stage age mid-30s – Amy’s fiancé – (108 cues, appears in Act 1 only)

Hunter – male, stage age lat 20s, early 30s – Celia’s boyfriend (184 cues)

Audition contact :
Please email Director Kym Clayton ackc1@optusnet.com.au to register for the audition. The audition will include reading/moving excerpts from the play, with relevant pages emailed to you several days prior to the audition once you have registered.

Rehearsal day/times/ venue :
* Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.00-9.30pm, Sundays 1.00-5.00pm, although there may be some variation to dates and times.
* First rehearsal Sunday 18 February 2024, or thereabouts. (Please note the rehearsal period will overlap the Fringe Festival/ Festival of Arts.)


23 July 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Galleon Theatre Group
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Park Holme Community Hall
638 Marion Road
Park Holme, SA 5043 Australia
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