The Importance of Being Earnest – Auditions
Playing Dates 11th-15th July – Auditions will be held on Monday March 20th & Tuesday March 28th in the Theatre Lounge at 7.30 pm
This Brilliantly written farcical play has some of Oscar Wilde’s wittiest lines. Though frivolous and fluffy, the play is a satire of the hypocrisy of Victorian/Edwardian Society, with these characters.
John/Jack Worthing (30’s): a very serious, and respectable young man.
Algernon Moncrieff (20 to 30): A foil to Jack and nephew to Lady Bracknell, an idle pleasure seeker.
Gwedolen Fairfax(20 to 30): Lady Bracknell’s daughter and the object of Jack’s romantic attention.
Cecily Cardew (young 20’s): Jack’s ward who lives with him in the country, another romantic, who wants to marry a man named Earnest.
Miss Prism (elderly): Cecily’s Governess. She obviously loves Chasuble.
Chasuble (elderly): A Rector – He is a celibate and seems well matched for the educated Governess.
Lady Bracknell (middle age to elderly): The antagonist of the play, blocking both potential marriages. She embodies the typical Victorian Classism.
Lane: Algernon’s butler who is far from being a passive servant.
Merriman: Jack’s butler. T
The ages are only a guide, and will depend on those attending the auditions. The Director, John Ragg says; “It would be useful to know which night you will come to the auditions, and if you want a script beforehand, please let me know”. “Do come and be part of this brilliant play”. John Ragg Tel: 01858 680246 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MHDS auditions are open to anyone, but if you become involved you need to become a member of the Society.