Auditions Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoHere is the chance of a lifetime!

Be a part of the Mason Community Players’ cast that opens 125 years to the day when THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST first opened. It’s true, MCP’s production will open on February 14, 2020 and the premiere of this classic work by Oscar Wilde occurred February 14, 1895.

It’s a valentine for the ages. This “trivial comedy for serious people” has high farce and witty dialogue that has helped make this Wilde’s most endearingly popular play.

Director Mary Beringer and Producer Becca McLaughlin welcome you to auditions, which are being held at Theatre 42, located at 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036.

Auditions will be held:

  • Fri, Nov. 1 from 7-9:30pm
  • Sat, Nov. 2 from 1-4pm
  • Sun, Nov. 3 from 1-4pm

There is no need to schedule an appointment. Expect cold readings from the script. If you wish to prepare a comedic monologue, that would be welcomed. The play will require British accents.

The cast calls for 5 males and 4 females of varying ages:

  • John Worthing – (M 20-35) a wealthy young gentleman from the country, in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.
  • Algernon Moncrieff – (M 20-35) a rebellious young gentleman from London, the nephew of Lady Bracknell, in love with Cecily Cardew.
  • Gwendolen Fairfax – (F 20-35) a young city lady, in love with Jack Worthing.
  • Cecily Cardew – (F 20-35) a young country lady, the ward of Jack Worthing, in love with Algernon Moncrieff.
  • Lady Bracknell – (F 50+) a society lady, Gwendolen’s mother.
  • Rev. Canon Chasuble – (M 30+) the priest of Jack’s parish.
  • Miss Prism – (F 30+) Cecily’s uptight governess.
  • Merriman – (M 20+) Jack’s servant.
  • Lane – (M 20+) Algernon’s butler.

Performances are:

  • Fri, Feb. 14 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 20 at 8pm
  • Fri, Feb. 21 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 22 at 8pm

If you have questions regarding auditions or the play in general, please feel free to contact Mary Beringer,

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