Auditions announced for our 2019 Season Opener!

Auditions

Moliere’s

TARTUFFE

Translated by Richard Wilbur

Directed by August Scarpelli

 

THE STORY:

The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnificently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house, and then tries to marry his daughter and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon, and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.

A sparkling version of one of the great comedies of the French Theater. A resounding success in its production by the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center. “…an astonishingly delightful romp…” —NY Post. “Stylish, bright, saucy.” —NY Journal-American. “…a rollicking evening of grace and fun.” —NY Newsday.

 

Saturday, November 24th 1pm-3pm

Monday, November 26th 7pm-9pm

Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Rd, Richfield, OH 44286

 

Sign up @

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054EADA92AA5F85-tartuffe

A Short prepared speech from Tartuffe or another Moliere piece is recommended but NOT required. Short scenes and speeches will be handed out upon arrival. First come first serve. Come with at least a cursory knowledge of the play, ready to discuss what interests you about this project and any conflicts between December 1st and January 18th.

All roles available.

No equity contracts available at this time.

 

Performances will be January 18th thru February 2nd at Western Reserve Playhouse

Rehearsals will begin 4-5 weeks prior to performance. Dates and times will depend on Actor’s availability

 

If you cannot attend the audition dates above you may submit a video audition or discuss other alternatives. Email August directly at gus.scarpelli@gmail.com for details.

Cast Descriptions:

Character Description
Orgon Head of the house and husband of Elmire, he is blinded by admiration for Tartuffe.
Tartuffe Houseguest of Orgon, hypocritical religious devotee who attempts to seduce Elmire and foil Valère’s romantic quest.
Valère The young romantic lead, who struggles to win the hand of his true love, Orgon’s daughter Mariane.
Madame Pernelle Mother of Orgon; grandmother of Damis and Mariane
Elmire Wife of Orgon, step-mother of Damis and Mariane
Dorine Family housemaid, who tries to help expose Tartuffe and help Valère.
Cléante Brother of Elmire, brother-in-law of Orgon
Mariane Daughter of Orgon, the fiancée of Valère and sister of Damis
Damis Son of Orgon; and brother of Mariane
Laurent Servant of Tartuffe
Flipote Servant of Madame
Monsieur Loyal A bailiff

 

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