Morpheus Theatre is holding auditions for Drinking Habits

a farce by Tom Smith
June 18th, 19th, 20th

All shows to be presented at the Pumphouse Theatres

Drinking Habits

A farce by Tom Smith
Directed by Nicola Payton

Oct 4 – 12, 2024

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.


The age ranges listed are for the characters as identified in the scripts. Casting will be based on performers being able to play the listed age.

All characters must have excellent comic timing and move well.

Sister Philamena – (Female identifying, any age 20+)
One of the three nuns who lives at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. A Nun who is trying to keep the Convent open by not being entirely truthful, even though she finds it impossible to lie!

Sister Augusta – (Female identifying, any age 20+)
One of the three nuns who lives at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. A Nun trying to keep the Convent open, quick thinking when it comes to bending the truth!

George – (Male identifying, 20s – 30s)
Helpful, keen, sweet handyman, willing to do whatever is needed to keep the Convent safe. George isn’t dumb, but he is a little slow.

Mother Superior – (Female identifying, 40s – early 60s)
Has been in charge of the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing for many years. Hates alcohol, especially wine. Is firm but fair.

Paul (Male identifying, 24)
Journalist who has the skill but not the drive to be an investigative reporter. Co-worker and former fiancé of Sally.

Sally – (Female identifying, 20s)
Award-winning journalist. Used to be engaged to Paul. Left him standing at the altar on their wedding day in order to cover an important story. Quick-witted and sometimes sharp-tongued.

Sister Mary Catherine (Female identifying, 24)
A novice Nun who is trying to prove herself. Meek & timid.

Father Chenille – (Male identifying, 40s – early 60s)
Priest of the local parish. Patient, understanding, and a little clumsy.

Audition Requirements:

  • Auditions for Drinking Habits will take place In-person in ten minute time-slots
  • Please prepare a short comedic monologue (approximately 2 minutes long)
  • You may be asked for a cold read.
  • Auditioners are asked to complete an online audition form, with an acting resume and headshot.
  • Selected auditioners will be requested to attend an in-person callback to read with other performers.

Morpheus Theatre encourages individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities to audition. Not a traditional actor?  That is okay, get in touch with us and we will find a way for you to showcase what you have to offer.

If all audition times are booked, please feel free to “drop-in” (preferably early during the audition period).

Open auditions for all roles will take place:

  • Tuesday June 18th (7:00 to 9:00pm)
  • Wednesday June 19th (7:00 to 9:00pm)
  • Thursday June 20th (7:00 to 9:00pm)
  • Drop in Auditioners are always welcome!

at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 – 5th Avenue NW
(lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre).
Click here for a Google Map.

Callbacks will take place on:

  • Saturday June 22nd (1:00 to 4:00pm)
  • We will endeavour to minimize auditioners time at the callbacks, but most calls will be a minimum of 2 hours.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00pm and Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00pm starting July 28th.

Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Note: Morpheus Theatre is a volunteer theatre company and do not pay actors.

Call 403-246-2999 or send an e-mail for more info.

You should receive a confirmation email after you submit your form.  If you do not, please check your junk email box, or contact Morpheus Theatre.

STEP 1: Choose an available Audition Time:

Step 2: Complete the Audition Form