THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Mason Community Players
Theatre 42 [Lebanon]
Directed by Mary Beringer
Cast: Stephen Catlin as Jack Worthing, Christopher Ball as Algernon Moncrief, Katherine White as Gwendolen Fairfax, Abby Farmer as Cecily Cardew, Amy Sullivan as Lady Bracknell, Melissia Gary as Miss Prism, Charlie Rader as Dr. Chausble, John David Hamilton as Lane & Brandon Blair as Merriman
Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on as Jack’s double life catches up with him. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.
- Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 8pm
- Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm
- Thu-Sat, Feb. 20-22 at 8pm
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Director Tess Catlin invites you to come and audition for MCP’s May show, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD. This light-hearted approach to murder and mayhem involves the audience in the search for the culprit. Come be a part of this funny farce by the master of mirthful mystery, Pat Cook. The show will be presented May 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 at 8:00 PM and May 10 at 2:00 PM.
Auditions will be held
- Saturday, February 1st, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and
- Sunday, February 2nd, from Noon to 5:00 PM at Theatre 42.
The venue is located at 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, Ohio 45036.
There is no need to schedule an appointment. Come expecting cold readings from the script. You are welcome to complete the audition form and bring it with you to streamline the process. See link below.
Characters of the show include:
- HARNELL CHESTERSON – male, mid 30s-early 50s, a pompous narrator who expresses all thoughts without any regard for his words.
- OFFICER BAINBRIDGE – male, 30s-40s, long suffering police detective; easily frustrated
- BLANCHE LATOURE – female, late 20s – late 40s, frazzled director trying to maintain authority
- ARNOLD TURNBULL – male, 40s, a large man with a large presence (also plays FAT DADDY – a rich vindictive southerner)
- DORIS TURNBULL – female, 40s – 50s, a self absorbed actress (also plays SWEET MAMA – Fat Daddy’s wife)
- LOIS JACOBSEN – female, 20s – 30s, energetic but awkward (also plays SAVANNAH – Earl’s overly amorous wife & MAN 1)
- STEVE RANDALL – male, 20s, newcomer to the group, obviously does not know the others well (also plays EARL – a worm of a son, & MAN 2)
- AJAX CONROY – male, 20s-30s, not very bright (also plays CLETE – the house handy man & MAN 3)
- LEIGH DORSETT – female, 20s-30s, business like, very practical and plans everything out (also plays HYACINTH – a daughter who likes to clean firearms, & WOMAN)
- TRUDY MARSH – female, teenager or early 20s, – ultimate techie, is able to handle many things at the same time
Here is a synopsis of the show for those who are unfamiliar with the work:
You’ve just settled down in a theatre to solve an audience-participation murder mystery. The narrator comes out and gives you a little insight as to what to expect during the show. The show starts and you meet Fat Daddy, a rich but vindictive southern man and his scheming family. It is obvious there will be a murder, but who will it be? Will it be Sweet Mama, Daddy’s pandering wife; Hyacinth, the daughter who’s always cleaning the family firearms, the wormy son Earl, or his amorous wife, Savannah? What about Clete, the handyman? As the play unravels, you find that nothing is as you expect. When the director comes on stage and the police arrive, everyone is accused of murder; even the actors. Yes, you are a suspect, as well! This frantic mystery-comedy will have you guessing and laughing until the last clue is dropped and the last line is delivered.
Audition forms can be printed from here, or can be completed at the Theatre… https://www.masonplayers.org/j15/images/ProductionPerformance/Dead-Audition-Form.pdf
Director Mary Beringer has announced the cast of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.
MCP is excited to welcome to the production:
- Stephen Catlin as Jack Worthing
- Christopher Ball as Algernon Moncrief
- Katherine White as Gwendolen Fairfax
- Abby Farmer as Cecily Cardew
- Amy Sullivan as Lady Bracknell
- Melissia Gary as Miss Prism
- Ray Lebowski as Dr. Chausble
- John David Hamilton as Lane
- Tristian Burbridge as Merriman
Performances run Feb. 14-22.
For more information visit https://www.masonplayers.org/j15/
TUNA DOES VEGAS
Mason Community Players
Theatre 42 [Lebanon]
Directed by Laureen Caitlin
Produced by Lara Gonzalez
Cast: Brandon Dunphy, Jay Fultz & Darren Lee
The lovable and eccentric characters from the ‘third smallest town in Texas’ reunite as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows…but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride!
- Fri-Sat, Nov. 15-16 at 8pm
- Sun, Nov. 17 at 2pm
- Thu-Sat, Nov. 21-23 at 8pm
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Here 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.
- 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, email@example.com.