Auditions for Noel Coward’s PRIVATE LIVES
Directed by Jeff Davis
Auditions: Monday 11/24, 6pm-8pm and Tuesday 11/25, 6pm-8pm
Performance Dates: February 26th – March 8th, 2015 (Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm)
Audition and Performance Venue: East View High School Black Box Theatre, located at 4490 E. University Ave, Georgetown TX, 78626
Audition Contact: Please contact Jeff Davis at email@example.com or 949-294-1172 to schedule an audition.
Agape Actors Co-Op is thrilled to announce audition dates for our upcoming production of PRIVATE LIVES, Noel Coward’s classic comedy.
PRIVATE LIVES is widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated and entertaining comedies ever written. Elyot and Amanda–once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel–meet by chance, reignite their old spark, and impulsively run off with each other. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger.
This uniquely humorous classic has seen numerous successful runs on Broadway and in London with a roster of stars including Coward himself, Laurence Olivier, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Lawrence, Tammy Grimes, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
The roles of Elyot and Amanda have been pre-cast, but we are still looking for talented actors and actresses to fill the three remaining roles…
Character Breakdowns: (ages are just suggestions)
SIBYL CHASE – Female, supporting, 18-30
Elyot’s second wife. British. Young, attractive, innocent, the quintessential “nice” English girl. While Elyot’s 1st wife, Amanda, is independent, unconventional, confident, and feisty, Sibyl is none of those things. Whether she’s in love with Elyot, in love with the idea of being a wife, or a bit of both is anyone’s guess.
VICTOR PRYNNE – Male, supporting, 20-40.
Amanda’s second husband. British. Stuffy, stodgy, and without a sense of humor. The quintessential English gentleman. Victor is somewhat the male version of Sibyl.
LOUISE – Female, cameo role, any age
Amanda’s French maid. Has a brief appearance in the 3rd act and only speaks French. Can be played as somewhat judgmental of Amanda’s adulterous lifestyle. (NOTE: Your audition side will be in French with an English translation).
Audition Requirements: Contact Jeff Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-294-1172 to schedule an audition. Please bring a headshot or photo and resume and come prepared to perform a cold reading from the script, and be prepared to perform your audition in the accent attributed to the role you are auditioning for. Please also fill out and bring the Audition Form found here or come early to fill out an audition form when you arrive.
Performance Dates: February 26th – March 8th, 2015 (Thurs – Sat at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm)
Script: You can find the full script online here.
Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals are 7pm – 9:30pm, Monday thru Wednesday, with occasional additional Saturday mornings. Rehearsals start Monday, January 5th, 2015. All rehearsals will be held in the East View High School Black Box Theatre
Though occasional missed rehearsals are acceptable given advance notice, the following dates are mandatory…
Monday, 1/5 (7p-9:30p) – First read through
Saturday, 1/31 (6p-10p) – Agape Actors Co-Op Gala
Saturday, 2/21 (11a – 5p) – Technical Rehearsal
Monday 2/23 – Saturday 2/28 (6:30p – 9:30p every evening) – Dress Rehearsals and Performances
Sunday 3/1 (1:30p – 4:30p) – Performance
Thursday 3/5 – Saturday 3/7 (6:30p – 9:30p) – Performances
Sunday 3/8 (1:30p – 9:00p) – Performance/Strike/Cast Party
About Agape Actors Co-op – Agape means “unconditional love,” and at Agape Actors Co-Op, we exist, first and foremost, to unconditionally entertain. We strive to produce quality, thought-provoking theater about universal themes regarding the human condition while simultaneously providing young performers and artists a safe environment in which to hone their craft. But first, we entertain.