Join us for the 2018-2019 season!
Everyone welcome to audition. Tons of casting opportunity! Give It a Shot! All levels, ethnicities, ages, sexualities, able-bodiedness welcomed and encouraged.
About ARCADIA, by Tom Stoppard:
Tom Stoppard's absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life - 'the attraction', as Hannah says, 'which Newton left out'.
In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later. Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park...........
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August 28 or 29 6-9pm
Black Box Theater Bldg. 4000
August 30 pm 6-9pm *By invitation only*
Black Box Theater Bldg. 4000
For the Audition
Please prepare one 1-2 minute Comedic monologue.
Considerations: Preferably memorized. Please select your monologue carefully, taking into consideration tone, style, and content of the play "Arcadia."
Please bring a Headshot/Resume if you have one.
September 4- October 25 Mon-Thu 7-10PM
October 26-November 4 Fri/Sat at 8PM, Sun at 2PM
Thomasina Coverly (13, later 16): Brilliant and precocious.
Septimus Hodge (20s): Thomasina's tutor, a serious instructor consistantly distracted by his affairs with the women of the estate. He is suprised by falling in love with 16 yr old Thomasina.
Jellaby (50-70): Butler. A gossip and seeker of reward, always gracious to his employers.
Ezra Chater (late 20s-30s): A terrible poet, susceptible to flattery and lacking courage. An affair between Hodge and his wife leads to a duel.
Richard Noakes (45-65): Lady Croom's gardener. Working to transform the garden of the estate.
Lady Croom (late 30s-40s): Thomasina's witty mother, rules Sidley Park: she can be both stern and flirty.
Captain Brice (30s-40s): An accomplished soldier, adventurer and adulterer. Physically elegant, smart without being a deep thinker.
Augustus Coverly (15)/Gus Coverly (15): Augustus is Thomasina's younger brother: entitled, immature, articulate, competitive. Gus is Valentine and Chloe's younger brother, mute since the age of five, with a crush on Hannah.
Hannah Jarvis: (30s-40s) 20th century author of a popular book on Byrons mistress, at Sidley Park to research the historical relevence of a hermit who lived in the estate.
Chloe Coverly (18): Smart, uninhibited, a free spirit.
Bernard Nightingale (30s-40s): A universitydon (teacher), ambitious, witty, unscrupulous, charming, competitive, and with more brains than judgment.
Valentine Coverly (late 20s-early 30s): A graduate student in mathematics. Older brother to Chloe.
Directed by: TITIAN LISH
for more information contact Titian Lish at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cast members will be required to sign up for THEA 47 (Rehearsal - 3units)