Things I Know to be True

17 Jan 2021 @ 2:00pm,
19 Jan 2021 @ 7:30pm
Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Geoff Arnold

Genre: Drama


Bob and Fran Price have loved each other for thirty years. They have built a home and raised four strong children. At the end of it all, they are left asking: Was it worth it? Who are we, now that the children have gone?

Things I Know to be True is a funny and honest account of family life in the Australian suburbs. Over the course of one year, the four adult Price children struggle to establish their identities and deal with personal crises.
Bovell structures his play around a single year, and over its course each of the Price children hits a point of emotional rupture with their parents. Terrible words are said and entire life paths are questioned. Each one of the Prices must face the fact that (in Rosie’s words): ‘People aren’t perfect. Even the people you love. Especially the people you love.’
This new classic play by Andrew Bovell (Lantana, The Secret River, When the Rain Stops Falling) is about growing up and moving on, even if you’re not ready to.


Characters Summary:

3M (20s-60s), 3F (19-50s)

Characters Description:

The Price family:

BOB, 63, retrenched auto factory worker
FRAN, 57, senior nurse

Their children:
PIP, 34, Education Department bureaucrat
MARK, 32, information technology specialist
BEN, 28, financial services worker
ROSIE, 19, who doesn’t know who she is or what she wants to be yet

Precast Characters:


Audition Venue & Dates

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 17 Jan 2021 @ 2:00pm

2: 19 Jan 2021 @ 7:30pm

Audition Venue Name: Guide Hall

Audition Venue Address:

Glebe Avenue, Cheltenham (off Charman Rd)

Audition Enquiries Contact: Geoff Arnold 0410 483 151 or


Season Dates: 23 Apr 2021 - 8 May 2021


1: 23 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

2: 24 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

3: 25 Apr 2021 @ 2:30pm

4: 29 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

5: 30 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

6: 1 May 2021 @ 2:30pm

7: 1 May 2021 @ 8:00pm

8: 2 May 2021 @ 2:30pm

9: 6 May 2021 @ 8:00pm

10: 7 May 2021 @ 8:00pm

11: 8 May 2021 @ 8:00pm

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Other Information

Other Information:

Each of the characters has at least one significant monologue. At the audition you will be expected to be familiar with the monologue of your choice. Other scene work will also be undertaken.

Please contact the Director to register your interest in auditioning and to obtain a copy of the script.