Sunday, December 4 at 1 pm and Monday, December 5 at 7 pm

Dreamwell will hold auditions for its next play in the Here I Stand season, Sans Merci by Johnna Adams, on Sunday, December 4 at 1 p.m. and Monday, December 5 at 7p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Iowa City Public Library.

There are roles for three women, two of college age…, and one old enough to be the mother of a college student. The script is on reserve at the Iowa City Public Library. For more information, or if you cannot make the audition times and would still like to audition, contact director Meg Dobbs at

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts will be available at the Iowa City Public Library.

“If only someone brought mercy and pity to the world, it might blossom forth. It would be a shared communion of souls, vibrant, fertile, and alive with song.”

Published in 2009, Sans Merci is about a conservative woman who reaches out to the lover of her daughter, Tracy, who died in a vicious attack. The meeting between these two very strong and different woman is intense, as they dance through their mutual grief. Each learns more about Tracy, and about her violent death. Sans Merci is about the effect one person’s definition of self can have on another human being, and what we can teach each other

The show will run February 10-18, 2012.