“Don’t Dress for Dinner” by Marc Camoletti, Directed by Maureen Dempsey.
AUDITION NOTICE, THEATER: SATURDAY MARCH 28th 10am – 2pm
Love and laughter abound in the upscale hay in this naughty comedy. A character driven thrill ride of fun!
June 5th-June 20th Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinees.
3 Weekends, 3 shows per week (a very reasonable schedule)
I always work in a team atmosphere and have an Alternate Cast Understudies with a guaranteed performance. So if you have a June wedding, no problem. We can work with that.
I am looking for actors who want to grow and take their comedy skills to a new level. We work hard. I expect a lot but I will provide my actors the tools they need to help them get there. It doesn’t matter what level you are right now. This can be your first show or your fiftieth show, I accept all of you. I want “eager to explore the role and the story” actors. Let’s work together and make something “GREAT!”
This is a two-act comedy farce originally written in French and a hit in Paris. Bernard is planning a lavish weekend, complete with a cordon bleu chef, entertaining his mistress while his wife, Jacqueline is away at mother’s. But when Jacqueline discovers Bernard’s best friend, Robert, is coming over to stay, Jacqueline concocts a plan of her own. When Jacqueline doesn’t leave, plans have to change. Sneaking kisses, slamming doors and wardrobe changes abound as we discover Jacqueline and Robert are having an affair of their own. Hilarious confusion as Bernard tries to keep it all together layering one deception on top of another.
BERNARD – (Male) Jacqueline’s husband. An energetic host of the party. Successful. Perfectionist.
JACQUELINE – (Female) Bernard’s wife. Elegant, curious and intelligent.
ROBERT – ( Male) Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover. Thoughtful and sweet, an all-around nice guy.
SUZETTE – (Female) Cordon Bleu private cook. Versatile. Independent and resourceful.
SUZANNE – (Female) Bernard’s mistress. A model and actress. Full of…love and a bit naive. Wants to believe the best in everyone.
GEORGE – (Male) Suzette’s husband. Strong and intimidating, extremely protective. Unfortunately has seen the worst in people.
A NOTE ON AGES: This will be an ensemble. The ages will just have to be believable as they relate to each other. So it will just depend on who comes to audition. I am open to many possibilities. So don’t hold back. Please come if it’s reasonable. Obviously, I can’t use young teenagers here.
ACCENTS are optional. Have fun or just be yourself. No worries. The show is done without accents.
We will be doing SCENES from the SCRIPT. Please just bring a headshot (or current photo) and a resume, if you have one, to the audition. All are welcome here! I love new actors and veteran actors, anyone who is willing to work together and make something wonderful happen.
SATURDAY MARCH 28th 10am to 2pm
You can email me for a time slot or just drop in. Those with a scheduled audition will have priority. email@example.com or 440-313-8326. email, call or text me if you have questions. Please when you are requesting an appointment put a requested time in your message. I will try to get as close to that time as possible, thank you.
A note about East Cleveland Theater. Two years ago I directed Deathtrap here and it was an outstanding experience. Every day I was excited to arrive at the theater and work with all the wonderful people. I wondered what I was getting into driving there for the first time, dodging potholes and passing some empty buildings. But I never for a moment regretted it. It turned out to be one of the best experiences I have had. And it’s all because of the people. I love a good team. I demand it. Problems are going to come up. It’s inevitable. So it’s so important to have a group of people who don’t create extra problems. They make it easier to handle the day to day problems that come your way. Please do yourself a favor and come out Saturday to join our team.
I look forward to seeing all of you Saturday!
“Save the drama for the stage.”
East Cleveland Theater
14108 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Payment: Non Paid
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Please submit to: email@example.com by 2015-03-28
This casting notice was posted by: Maureen Dempsey, Director