Theater auditions: ‘Earnest’ in Melbourne

Here’s an audition announcement from Melbourne Civic Theatre for The Importance of Being Earnest:

Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

Needed are 5 men ages 30-60 and 4 women ages 19-60

In Oscar Wilde’s perfect comedy, loved for its sensational characters and popular one-liners, young bachelors Jack and Algernon each assume a pseudonym to woo the women who have won their hearts. Abandoned in London’s Victoria Station as an infant and now living in a country manor, Jack has fallen in love with Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, the daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell. In order to meet with her in London he invents “Ernest,” a fictitious brother who demands his attention in the city. Meanwhile Algernon escapes his obligations in London to visit his friend “Bunbury” in the country. There Algernon meets and falls in love with Jack’s ward Cecily, and the stage is set for clever manipulations and hilarious confusion. When each gentleman is forced to unwind his web of lies and reveal himself to the ladies – and in Jack’s case, his parentage to Lady Bracknell – being earnest takes new meaning.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. The show will run for 6 weeks beginning on May 20 and running thru June 26, 2011. The play will be directed by Peg Girard.  Feel free to Melbourne Civic Theatre if you have any questions 321-723-6935.

WHO:      Melbourne Civic Theatre (MCT)

WHAT: Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde , Directed by Peg Girard.

WHEN: Sunday and Monday, April 3 and 4 at 7pm

WHERE: Melbourne Civic Theatre, Le Gallerie Plaza, 817 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne

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