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November 7, 2012

Auditions for ” The Children’s Hour ” at Miss Porter’s School

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Miss Porter’s School seeks mature and committed young men (ages 15 to 22) to audition for the role of Dr. Joseph Cardin in Lillian Hellman’s drama, The Children’s Hour.

The role of Cardin (and his understudy, the Grocery Boy) will be cast by open audition. Interested actors should email to arrange an audition during one of the following blocks of time:
Sunday, November 11 from 1:00 – 3:00
Monday, November 12 from 5:00 – 7:00
Actors may be called back to read on Tuesday, November 13 between 3:50 and 5:50.

All rehearsals will be on the Porter’s campus, beginning on November 26.  Rehearsals are scheduled when school is in session on:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:50 – 5:50
Wednesdays from 1:30 – 5:30
Selected Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00
NOTE: The director will work with off-campus actors to tailor the schedule as necessary.

Performances: February 21-22, 2013

To schedule an audition or for more information: theater@missporters.org or 860-409-3700.
Auditions will be in the Barbara Lang Hacker Theater, 60 Main Street, Farmington.
For directions: www.porters.org/map

The first highly-acclaimed success of one of the 20th century’s most provocative playwrights, The Children’s Hour is a serious play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, precipitating a tragedy for the women. When it is discovered that the gossip was pure invention, it is too late; irreparable damage has been done.

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