Coal Creek Theater of Louisville announces auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde directed by Janine Ann Kehlenbach

 

THE STORY

 John (Jack) Worthing, who typically resides in the English countryside with his ward, Cecily Cardew, escapes to London every so often under the guise of meeting with his fictitious brother, “Ernest.” In reality, there is no Ernest, and Jack is in love with the beautiful Gwendolen Fairfax, who is the real reason for all his trips to London. Gwendolen is the cousin of Algernon Moncrieff, Jack’s close friend. However, Jack’s chief obstacle to Gwendolen’s affection is Lady Bracknell, who demands proof of Jack’s lineage. When Jack goes back to the country to find the necessary proof, Algernon follows, and unexpectedly shows up as “Ernest,” (Jack’s non-existent brother), and proceeds to fall in love with the charming Cecily. This hilarious farce is a masterpiece with its brilliant word play and riotous reversals. Auditions

 

AUDITION DATES / TIMES

Saturday, August 24 1:00-4:00 (no appt. necessary) - please arrive by 1 pm Sunday, August 25, 6:00 pm-9 pm (no appt. necessary) - please arrive by 6 pm Monday, August 26, from 6:00 or 7:00pm to 9pm. (if needed for Callbacks - or it will be the first rehearsal) Where: Auditions will be held at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville, CO.

 

AUDITION FORMAT

Auditions will be done in a group format and no appointment is necessary. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script; no need to prepare a monologue. All actors are encouraged to try out, regardless of ethnicity or level of experience. Be prepared to provide all schedule conflicts between August 26 and November 10.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Performances Friday October 25, Saturday October 26, Monday, October 28 (Industry Night) Friday November 1, Saturday, November 2, Sunday, November 3 (Matinee) Friday, November 8, Saturday, November 9. Strike will be on Sunday, November 10. Coal Creek Theater of Louisville reserves the right to add additional performances if desired, but only with the consent and availability of cast and crew.

 

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

Generally, rehearsals are scheduled Monday through Thursday, with some additional weekend rehearsals as needed. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday rehearsals will begin at 6 or 6:30 pm to 9:00 or 9:30 pm (depending on people’s conflicts). Generally, other weeknights are scheduled 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Saturday rehearsals are 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with some possible exceptions. Rehearsals will start on August 26 or 27.

 

ROLES AVAILABLE

John (Jack) Worthing

Algernon Moncrieff

Lady Bracknell

Gwendolen Fairfax - Lady Bracknell’s niece

Cecily Cardew - ward of John Worthing

Miss Prism (Governess)

Rev. Canon

Chasuble Merriman (Butler)

Lane, (Servant)

 

CONTACT INFO

Director Janine Kehlenbach at jjj103125@gmail.com for more information.

 

ABOUT CCTL

Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in Louisville, CO. It is an all-volunteer company that is celebrating its 30th Season. CCTL is sponsored, in part, by the City of Louisville.