Auditions for First Presbyterian Theater’s 2019–2020 season
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
directed by John Tolley
PERFORMS: September 5**, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 2019
NEEDED: 9 people to play ages 18-70 (5M/4W) who can handle farce
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, June 16 at 6pm
AUDITION: read from the script
A brilliantly clever comedy has two wealthy London bachelors each pretending to be “Earnest” to win the love of two
young ladies who have an avowed preference for that name. And all must navigate around the intimidatingly proper
Lady Bracknell. Wilde’s trivial comedy for serious people is one of the greatest plays ever written.
Christmas Songs and Stories
compiled/directed by Thom Hofrichter
PERFORMS: November 30, December 1*, 7, 8, 14, 15, 2019
AUDITION DATE: casting by invitation only
The best loved songs and stories of the Christmas season. Act One has reindeer and Santa, and is secular. Act Two is
a stirring reminder of the real meaning of the season, celebrating Christ’s birth through song and scripture. A perfect
way to prepare your heart for the Christmas season.
a play by Stephen Lang, from the book by Larry Smith
directed by Thom Hofrichter
PERFORMS: January 2**, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 2020
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, August 4 at 6pm in the theater
Eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam tell firsthand accounts of their actions which resulted in them
receiving the Medal of Honor. Beyond Glory gathers these men who look back on the defining moments of their
lives, and they teach us the meaning of courage, duty, and ultimately, humility.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
directed by Brian Ernsberger
PERFORMS: February 20**, 21, 22, 28, 29, March 1*, 6, 7, 2020
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, November 24 at 6pm
Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winner gathers a family on a steamy Mississippi night to celebrate Big Daddy’s
birthday. The tone is gay, but the mood is somber for old evils poison the gaiety—sins of the past, greedy hopes for
the future, an eagerness to believe the lies that surround them. An American classic—superb theater.
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
directed by Thom Hofrichter
PERFORMS: April 16**, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26*, May 1, 2, 2020
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, November 10 at 6pm
In Shakespeare’s tale of mystery and magic a jealous king accuses his wife of infidelity, setting off a calamitous series
of events. But what begins as tragedy evolves into a fantastical journey—from wrath to redemption to reconciliation.
Shakespeare’s fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal shows a genius at the height of his powers.
*Sunday Matinee curtain at 2 pm
All other shows are at 7:30 pm
WHAT YOU NEED FOR AUDITIONS
For plays we do readings from the script at auditions. So to prepare, read the script at least once before the audition date. If you need a copy of the script, call Thom at 426-7421 x103. For musicals and Shakespeare we handle the audition a bit differently; call Thom for more information.
NEED A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE BEFORE AUDITIONING?
Email Thom Hofrichter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request one. If you don’t have email, (why not?) you can call Thom at the Theater (426-7421 x103), and he will mail you one. These schedules are tentative, we schedule every possible date knowing that we will lose some to conflicts.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN AUDITION
For plays we read from the script at auditions. So to prepare, read the script at least once before the audition date. Unless the script is widely available at the library or used book stores scripts can be borrowed from the theater.
PLEASE DON’T DISCOUNT YOUR CHANCES FOR A ROLE
Actors can be their own worst enemies by not showing up to an audition because they’ve decided they are “not right” for a role. Let the director be the judge. Many times someone has told me they didn’t show up because they knew they weren’t right, and had they shown up I would have cast them.