Auditions for The Dresser, A Flea in Her Ear, and Arcadia
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10th from 5 pm – 10 pm
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12th from 6 pm – 10 pm
Auditions will be held at Little Lake Theatre- 500 Lakeside Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317
The auditions for these shows will be cold readings from the scripts. See below for show dates, play descriptions and roles.
1. Complete the audition time request form below:
2. Download this Actor Audition Information Form . Complete the audition form and bring it with you to the audition, along with a headshot and resume.
3. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check in with the audition monitor.
4. Have Fun!
Auditions for the remaining 12 productions in our 2018 season will occur on March 18th and 19th. Check back in January 2018 for audition sign-ups.
Questions? Email Jena Oberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood
APRIL 19-21, 26-29, & MAY 3-5
(rehearsals begin around March 15th)
Based on the author’s own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this bracing play is an elegy to a by-gone era. Backstage at a theatre in the English provinces during WWII, Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor/managers, is in a bad way tonight, as his dresser Norman tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last. With Herculean effort on the part of Norman, Sir finally makes it on stage and through the performance no thanks to an air raid courtesy of the Luftwaffe.
- NORMAN- The Dresser (the role of Norman is already cast)
- HER LADYSHIP– Female, age 50 – 70, Sir’s loyal wife
- MADGE– Female, age 30-40, the stage manager
- SIR– Male, age 60 – 80+, the last of the great breed of actors
- IRENE– Female, age 20s, the young actress/ stage hand
- GEOFFREY THORNTON– Male, age 55- 70, an older actor, plays the fool
- MR OXENBY– Male, age 30-40, actor and aspiring author
- KENT, GLOUCESTER, GENTLEMAN, KNIGHTS, ALBANY– Female or Male, various ages
* A FLEA IN HER EAR adapted by Greg Leaming from the play by Georges Feydeau
MAY 10-12, 17-20, & 24-26
(rehearsals begin around April 9th)
Laura Chandler believes that her husband Victor is having an affair with another woman, and tricks him into meeting her at a local “love” motel in order to catch him in the act. In doing so, she involves a huge range of characters, including a Tom Jones wannabe of questionable sexuality, a lascivious doctor, the owner of the Pussycat Motel, a very jealous Spanish nobleman and his wife, and a drunken porter named Potts, who happens to be Victor Chandler’s doppelganger.
- EDWARD– Male, age 20s, Chandler’s innocent nephew, has a cleft palate which impacts his speech
- ANTOINETTE– Female, age 30s-40s, the saucy maid and Stevens’ wife
- STEVENS– Male, age 40s-60s, the butler
- DR. FINACHE– Male, age 50s-60s, the slightly incompetent doctor and friend of Chandler.
- MARIA– Female, age 35-55, the wife of the jealous Homenides, a southern belle who uses her feminine wiles.
- LAURA– Female, age 40s-50s, Chandler’s suspicious wife
- CHANDLER/ POTTS– Male, age 40s-50s, insurance salesman and jealous husband of Laura, also plays Potts (Chandler’s doppelganger). Potts is a drunken employee of Ferraillion
- HOMENIDES– age 35-55, the violently jealous husband of Maria
- FARRAILLION– Male, age 40s-50s, the owner of the Pussycat Motel, a Korean War Veteran
- EUGENIA– Female, 20s, the maid at the Pussycat Motel, studious and well-educated
- OLYMPIA– Female, age 50s-60s, Ferraillion’s wife, buxom and a bit overdone, desperately struggling to keep a hold of her fleeting youth.
- BERNARD– Male, age 60s, an employee at the Pussycat Motel
- KLAUS– Male, age 40s – 60s, a German guest of the Pussycat Motel
- TOURNEL– Male, age 30s-60s, employee of Chandler, a Tom Jones wannabe of questionable sexuality
*ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
MAY 31-JUNE 2, JUNE 7-10 & 14-16
(rehearsals begin around April 27th)
Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits the attraction Newton left out.
- THOMASINA- Female, age 13-16 (but will be played by a younger looking adult actress), the brilliant young pupil of Septimus
- SEPTIMUS– Male, age 20s, the hansom tutor of Thomasina
- JELLABY– Male, age 40-70, a traditional English butler
- EZRA CHATER– Male, 40s, a jealous, quick tempered guest of the Coverlys and an aspiring poet
- RICHARD NOAKES– Male, age 35-60, a landscape architect with cutting edge plans for the Coverly gardens
- LADY CROOM-Female, age 40-50, the mother of Thomasina, bossy and a busybody
- CAPTAIN BRICE– Male, age 30s-40s, a sea captain who is in love with Lady Croom
- HANNAH JARVIS– Female, age 30s-40s, an author/ researcher studying the hermit of Sidley Park.
- CHLOE COVERLY– Female, age 18, Thomasina’s modern day equivalent, not as brillian, but certainly knowledgeable beyond her years about the world
- BERNARD NIGHTINGALE– Male, age late 30s- 40s, a modern researcher who over looks truth to prove that Lord Byron killed Ezra Chater
- VALENTINE COVERLY– Male, 20s-30s, a graduate student of mathematics and the brother of Chloe and Gus
- GUS/ AUGUSTUS COVERLY– Male, age 15, the connector between the past and present