April 7th & 8th, 6:30 pm MainStage.
Auditions for the romantic comedy "Enchanted April" will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, 2014, 6:30 P.M.- 9 P.M. at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 S.E. Midway Blvd in Oak Harbor. There are roles for three men and five women. Auditioners, except for the part of Costanza, will be asked to try their best English accents though we will audition also without using accents. We have not yet decided whether to use English accents in the show; we just want to see whether you can do one. Please audition, even if you don't feel you can do an accent. The character Costanza speaks mostly Italian so some knowledge of the language would be a plus. A language coach will be provided for rehearsals if necessary.
A comical, restorative journey of discovery, "Enchanted April" is the story of when two frustrated London wives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again, rediscovering themselves in ways that hey never expected.
"Enchanted April" was the 2003 John Gassner Award winner for Outstanding New American Play, and was the 2003 Tony Award nominee for Best Play.
Rehearsals will run through part of April and May, with performances the first three weekends of June. Scripts are available at the Playhouse for previewing. For a list of character descriptions and further information, check the website atwww.whidbeyplayhouse.com, or contact the playhouse at 360-679-2237, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Matthew Barber
From the Novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Directed by Julia Locke,
June 6th thru 22nd 2014
"ENCHANTED APRIL" CHARACTERS - Ages are flexible
LOTTY WILTON, 30, a Hampstead housewife
MELLERSH WILTON, 32, her husband, a solicitor
ROSE ARNOTT, 40, a Hampstead housewife
FREDERICK ARNOTT, 45, her husband, a writer
CAROLINE BRAMBLE, 25, a socialite
ANTHONY WILDING, 25, an artist
MRS. GRAVES, 70s, a London matron
COSTANZA, 60s, an Italian housekeeper (speaks Italian - language coach will be provided if needed)
ACT ONE: London, England
ACT TWO: Genoa, Italy