Auditions for our production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde will be held Tues. Dec. 10 & Wed. Dec. 11 from 7:30-9pm at Dancers’ Workshop in the Center for the Arts.
Join us for Auditions! Everyone welcome!
Dec. 10 & 11, 2013 - Riot Act, Inc. will be holding auditions for its production of The Importance of Being Earnest “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” by Oscar Wilde. Earnest will be directed by the wonderful Cynthia Huyffer. The play will run Feb. 27-28, March 1 and March. 7-9; with rehearsals starting after the holidays.
The brilliantly written The Importance of Being Earnest was penned by Oscar Wilde as a social satire of upper-class Victorian culture – complete with mistaken identities, slapstick romance and wry humor. Algernon and John—both well-to-do members of society – pretend to be the fictional Earnest in order to win the hearts of their beloveds, Gwendolen and Cecily. But thanks to their deception, the hole they dig themselves only gets deeper before they find their way back to the truth.
John Worthing, J.P.– wealthy playboy splits his time between the country and London, friend of Algernon, in love with Gwendolen. Suitable for ages 20s to 40s.
Algernon Moncrieff – wealthy playboy from London, friend of John Worthing, in love with Cecily. Suitable for ages 20s to 40s.
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D – vicar at John’s country estate, in love with Miss Prism. Suitable for ages 40s to 80s.
Merriman – the butler to John in the country. Suitable for ages 20s to 80s.
Lane – manservant of Algernon. Suitable for ages 20s to 80s.
Lady Bracknell – mother of Gwendolen, aunt of Algernon. Suitable for ages 40s to 80s.
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax – in love with “Earnest” (John Worthing), Algernon’s cousin and daughter of Lady Bracknell, lives in London. Suitable for ages 20s to 30s.
Cecily Cardew – in love with “Earnest” (Algernon Moncrieff), John’s ward, lives in the country. Suitable for ages late teens to 30s.
Miss Prism – Cecily’s tutor, in love with Rev. Chasuble. Suitable for ages 40s to 80s.
Please bring your schedule of conflicts including work schedule Jan. through March 11. We highly encourage scheduling an audition time, but walk-ups will be accepted in the order of arrival. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain sides from the play to rehearse before auditioning.
A head shot and resume and/or a prepared monologue is helpful but not necessary. We will have audition forms and sides for cold readings. If you attended the all-theater company auditions, you will only be asked to read sides from the play.
If you would like to read the script before auditioning, an online version is available at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/844/844-h/844-h.htm.
If you are not able to make the audition times allotted, please contact us to set up an alternative date.
Hope to see you there!