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AUDITION NOTICE: She Stoops to Conquer

METRO THEATRE  is holding auditions for

 

adapted and directed by Joan Bryans

AUDITIONS will be held at the theatre on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

Callbacks  on Saturday, November 18th  1 pm -4pm

AUDITION ADDRESS: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

SHOW RUNS:

February 24 – March 17, 2018

Synopsis

One of the eighteenth-century’s most enduring comedies, She Stoops to Conquer takes a comedic, often farcical, look at the behavior and marital expectations of the upper classes in England at this time. The play centers around the desire of Hardcastle, a wealthy landowner in the country, for his daughter, Kate Hardcastle, to marry the well-educated Charles Marlow.

Characters Needed:

Charles Marlow – (25-33) well-educated, sophisticated and a world traveller. Around working-class women he’s a lecherous rogue, but with higher class women he’s a nervous, bumbling fool. 

George Hastings – (25-35). Friend of Charles. educated, sophisticated city gent, deeply in love with Constance, scheming to run away with her.

Tony Lumpkin –(needs to look 21, pudgie) Son of Mrs. Hardcastle, mischievous, fun loving,  country bumpkin. Loves horse racing and the alehouse, where he lustily leads his pals in song. Come to audition prepared to sing a simple song a capella.

 Mr. Hardcastle –. (45-65)  Doting father of Kate,  a level-headed countryman who loves “everything old” and hates the town and the “follies” that come with it.

Mrs. Hardcastle –(40-65) over-protective mother to Tony whom she spoils.   She loves the town and the latest fashions. 

Miss Kate Hardcastle – (20-30) Daughter to Mr. Hardcastle, and the play’s stooping-to-conquer heroine. She enjoys “French frippery” and the attributes of the town. Fun loving and schemes to achieve her ends.

Miss Constance Neville – (20-30). Loyal and obedient niece of Mrs. Hardcastle, heiress, and confidante of Kate.

Sir Charles Marlow – (45-65)  father of Charles. A respectable and aristocratic fellow from the town.  

Pimple – (any age) servant to Mrs. Hardcastle, friend to Kate.

Hannah – (20-45) Hardcastle’s dairymaid being trained as indoor servant. Actor will also play the pub’s serving wench.  Ability to carry a tune would be an asset. 

Diggory, Roger, Thomas (20-45)  – Hardcastle’s farm hands being trained, not too successfully, to be sophisticated indoor servants. Actors will also play at least one other role.  Must be able to carry a tune.  Come to audition prepared to sing a simple song (Happy Birthday will do). Dance experience not necessary but an asset. 

 

Requirements:  Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Drop in, no appointment necessary. Open to all ethnicities

She Stoops to Conquer is a much beloved 18th comedy – a big boisterous, fast moving, mélange of misunderstandings and fun.  Everything is slightly overblown and big.  Actors should keep this in mind when auditioning.  

Auditions will be readings from script sides  available here:

SCRIPT SIDES: She Stoops to Conquer

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.

Please READ THIS SECTION!

PERFORMANCE DATES:

February 24 – March 17, 2018

Evenings @ 8 pm
February 24; March 1, 2, 3 ,8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Matinees @ 2:00 pm
March 4 & 1

Tickets go on sale January 2018

REHEARSALS  begin Nov 26 (with a good break for Christmas and New Year) and continue until Opening Night. If you are cast, you will be required to become a Member of Metro Theatre and your 12-month Membership Fee of $20 will be collected at the first read-through.

 

You can SUBMIT your interest using the contact form below OR PRINT out the Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot with you to the audition.

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For Further Information Please Contact:

Director, Joan Byrans media@metrotheatre.com

METRO THEATRE PRIVACY POLICY:  Metro Theatre is collecting personal information about you.  If you are cast in this show, your contact information will be provided to other members of the company.  Unless you ask us not to:  you will be added to our mailing list; the information on this form will be made available to directors or other Metro shows for audition and casting purposes.  You may request to be removed from our mailing list at any time.

 

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