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Sunny Side Up

Fire Exit Theatre is seeking actors for its February production of Sunny Side Up, by Val Lieske, directed by Mark Lewandowski.


Frank and Joanne tried for years to have children. Finally, they decide to try IVF (in vitro fertilization) and have a healthy set of twins. When the clinic calls asking what they’d like done with the three remaining eggs still in the freezer, they have a decision to make. Defrost or destroy. Will the eggs get a say? For the pro-life, the pro-choice and the vegan.


Dates: Sunday, November 6, 2022,  3:15 – 6:15pm
Callbacks: Monday, November 7, 2022, 7 – 9pm

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will run evenings/weekends January/February. Schedule TBD.

Tech rehearsals are February 19 – 21, 2023 with performances running from February 22 – -26, 2023 (six shows) at the Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary.

How to Prepare

Please prepare a lighter/comedic monologue under two minutes. A side will also be provided.

How to Sign up

Auditions will take place at Renfrew Baptist Church (1204 Renfrew Dr. NE)

Please schedule an audition time by emailing Val Lieske at

Identify which role you wish to audition for.

We will be auditioning for the following roles:

  • Frank Abel: 41 years old, married to Joanne for 11 years. Stay-at-home dad; certainly more maternal of the couple. Used to sell real estate, now is focused on finding a laundry detergent that will really keep their whites white, and on deciding between Spanish and French for his toddler twins second language.
  • Joanne Abel: 40 years old, married to Frank. Brings home the bacon as a sales rep for Forbidden Fruit Winery. Driven in her career and uber organized in her role as wife and mother. Has a plan for everything. Obsessed with self-help podcasts.
  • Marion Abel: Early 70s, Frank’s mother. Lives in the basement of Frank and Joanne’s home. Very grandmotherly. Makes great pie. Sternly religious. Because her voice is so sweet you almost miss how sarcastic and patronizing, she can be. Has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to share them
  • Egg 1: A writer
  • Egg 2: A serial killer
  • Egg 3: A scientist

Fire Exit Theatre is a non-equity semi-professional theatre company. Actor honorariums are paid.

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By Val Lieske | February 22 - 26, 2023 | Engineerd Air Theatre

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