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Fall Play Audition Info

Auditions: Thursday, September 15th from 3-5ish

(or until we’re done, depending on turnout) in the auditorium. Students should read through and prepare the attached readings (based on gender) to audition. Auditions will consist of students reading the passages alone/with a partner. Auditioners may be asked to go up more than once to try different pairings. IF NEEDED, we will have callbacks on Friday after school. If this is the case a notice will be placed outside Mr. Cossitor’s classroom and a school announcement will be made. The cast list will be posted online over the weekend.

The first rehearsal (Read-through) will begin the following Monday, September 19, from 3-5 with rehearsals usually taking place M-Th 3-5 until tech/dress rehearsals. Students will receive a calendar schedule for the entire length of the rehearsal process on Monday.

Because this is a play with a limited cast, we unfortunately won’t be able to give everyone that auditions a role. However, we can always use help backstage in various areas for anyone interested. We will also be having auditions for our spring musical Into the Woods this winter, which will include a much larger cast.

Mollie Ralston – Proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and wife of Giles.

Giles Ralston – Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife.

Christopher Wren – The first guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. He admits he is running away from something, but refuses to say what. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents.

Mrs Boyle – A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes.

Major Metcalf – Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf.

Miss Casewell – A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood.

Mr Paravicini – A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and artificially aged with make-up.

Detective Sergeant Trotter – The detective role during the play. He arrives in a snow storm and questions the proprietors and guests.