February 10, 2017
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre holds auditions March 11 & 12 for The Importance of Being Earnest
Cottage Grove, OR —Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for the third production in its 2017 season, The Importance of Being Earnest, on Saturday, March 11 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, March 12 at 6:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. Roles are available for 5 men and 4 women. This production, which will run from June 9 - 25, will be directed by Alan Beck.
Oscar Wilde’s enduringly popular Victorian farce is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich to the last muffin. Jack Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, has invented a fictitious brother “Ernest,” whose wicked ways provide a regular excuse for Jack to leave his country home and visit London, where he stays with his friend and confidant Algernon Montcrieff. Algernon has a cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax, with whom Jack is deeply in love. During his London sojourns, Jack, using his pseudonym, wins Gwendolen’s affections, for she strongly desires to marry someone with the confidence-inspiring name of Ernest. Unbeknownst to Jack, however, Algernon also poses as Ernest to woo the heart of Jack’s ward Cecily Cardew. Complications arise when all four converge at Jack’s country home on the same weekend. Will Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest?
Interested actors are asked to come prepared to tell a joke in a British accent, deliver a laugh line from the play, and read from the script. Further audition details are available at www.cottagetheatre.org, or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.