Monday, January 28 from 6 - 8 pm
Auditions for the comedic farce Noises Off will take place at
Ennis Public Theatre
113 N. Dallas Street
Ennis, TX 75119
Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Michael Frayn’s Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals begin in February and the show runs March 22-April 7, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with one Sunday performance (April 7) at 2:30 pm and one Thursday performance (March 28) at 7:30 pm
The role of Dotty Otley has been cast, however there are roles available for 3 other females and 5 males.
Character descriptions are as follows.
LLOYD DALLAS - The director of a play-within-the-play, called Nothing's On.
GARRY LEJEUNE - A stuttering actor, easily fired up. Plays Roger, the estate agent looking to let the Brent's house in Nothing's On.
BROOKE ASHTON - A young inexperienced actress from London. Plays Vicki, who works for the tax authorities and is trying to woo Roger in Nothing's On.
POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR - Assistant Stage Manager.
FREDERICK FELLOWES - Has a serious fear of violence and blood. Plays Phillip Brent, who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes and is on a secret visit in Nothing's On.
BELINDA BLAIR - Cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress. Plays Flavia, Philip Brent's wife, who is dependable, though not one for household duties in Nothing's On.
TIM ALLGOOD - An over-worked Stage Manager.
SELSDON MOWBRAY - Elderly and with actorly mannerisms. Plays Selsdon, a burglar and an old man in his seventies, breaking into the Brents' house in Nothing's On.
Noises Off: 1/28
The Premature Corpse: 3/25
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR: TBD
Exit the Body: 7/1
Young Frankenstein: 8/12
A Visit From St. Nicholas: 10/7
All shows are open auditions at the theatre from 6-8 pm on the given date.
Auditions will consist of old readings from the script.
Musical auditions will feature cold readings from the script, and please be prepared to sing one song with a CD or phone. Accompaniment will not be provided.