Theatre on the Bay
Two British bachelors attempt to navigate the rocky road to marital bliss in this classic romantic comedy. When Algernon and Jack meet Cecily and Gwendolyn, sparks fly. But what will Gwendolyn’s meddling mother Lady Bracknell say when she learns her daughter’s paramour is a lowly-born orphan? Will Algernon’s deceptions finally catch up to him? Will Cecily and Gwendolyn ever make peace with one another? And who is Ernest? This bubbly confection is the perfect way to shake off those winter doldrums and welcome in spring.
All roles are available. Characters include: Algernon Moncrief (20s-30s, a dissipated, rather cynical but refined bachelor), John (Jack) Worthing (20s-30s, a fun-loving bachelor looking for love), Cecily Cardew (18, Jack’s ward, Algernon’s romantic interest, pretty and sheltered but smarter than she looks), Gwendolyn Fairfax (20s, refined, Jack’s romantic interest, she has a keen wit and is very aware she is rich and beautiful), Lady Bracknell (Gwendolyn’s mother, 50s-60s, imperious and overly conscious of social class), Reverend Chausable (50s-60s, a priest), Ms. Prism (40-65, Cecily’s governess), Lane and Merriman (Algernon’s servants, 20s-ancient). All characters have British dialects. The production will be directed by TOB artistic director Rebecca Stone Thornberry.
All interested actors are encouraged to audition—you do not have to be a student, nor do you need to have prior experience with theatre or acting. UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus students may receive course credit for acting in or providing technical or management assistance on the production (by registering for THEATRE 335, 336, or 338).
All interested actors are encouraged to audition—you do not have to be a UW student, nor do you need to have prior experience with theatre or acting. UW students may receive course credit for acting in or providing technical or management assistance on the production (by registering for THE 335, 336, or 338).
Auditions will be held by appointment at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus in the Herbert L. Williams theatre in the Fine Arts building from 6 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13. Monologues of one to two minutes (comedic or dramatic) are welcome, but not required for these auditions. Those auditioning should be prepared to read aloud from pieces provided at the audition. Actors are not required to attend both audition nights. Please come at least ten minutes prior to your audition slot with your form completed. Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and on weekends between approximately February 17 and April 16. Performances are April 17 through April 19 and April 24 through 26.
Auditions are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not select more than one slot! If you do, you will be removed from all slots you have selected, and will need to start the process over again. You will receive a confirmation email after you select an audition time, along with a form to fill out prior to your audition. Please bring the completed form with you to your audition. This will include your rehearsal conflicts. Scripts are on reserve at the Marinette Campus library. You may email [email protected] (preferred) or call (715) 504-3318 for further information.
There is no fee to audition or to perform in Theatre on the Bay shows. TOB fully supports non-traditional casting wherever it is possible and when our directors feel that such casting will benefit our productions. TOB welcomes artists and volunteers of any age, race, ethnicity or gender to apply to work with them onstage, backstage, ushering or in other front-of-house capacities.
|| John Thornberry