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Auditions for Goshen Players' Production of "The Importance of Being Ernest" by Oscar Wilde 

Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
 
Goshen Old Town Hall, 2 North St., at the Rotary Junction of Rts 4 & 63, Goshen, CT  06756

Production dates are June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm and June 9 and 16 at 3:00 pm

Directed by Wes Baldwin - ctwesb@charter.net
If you would like to audition but cannot make the scheduled times please contact the Director to make alternate arrangements.

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian social norms. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humor as the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social message. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Audition and Casting Details:
Seeking 4 to 5 men and 4 women. All Roles are Available for Audition.

Algernon Moncrieff – a seemingly responsible and respectable young gentleman from London; Lady Bracknell's nephew; in love with Cecily Cardew

Jack Worthing – a charming, idle, decorative young gentleman from the country; in love with Gwendolen Fairfax

Lane – Algernon's butler (may be doubled with Merriman)

Lady Bracknell – A snobbish, mercenary and domineering society Lady; Gwednolen's mother; Algernon's aunt

Gwendolen Fairfax – A young lady of society; an arbiter and model of high society; Daughter of Lady Bracknell; loved by Jack Worthing

Miss Prism – Puritanical Governess to Cecily Cardew; a source of endless bromides and cliches

Cecily Cardew – A unspoiled, ingenuous young lady; Ward of Jack Worthing; loved by Algernon Moncrieff

Rev. Canon Chasuble – The Rector of Jack's country church parish

Merriman – Jack's butler (may be doubled with Lane)

Footman – a non-speaking role