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March 28, 2019

Auditions for Victorian farce, The Professor, at Gillette Castle State Park

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Non-Equity auditions for the East Haddam Stage Company’s 2019 season will take place on Saturday April 13th from 1:30-4:00pm, at the visitor’s center at Gillette Castle State Park, 67 River Rd, East Haddam CT.

The Professor is a farce written by William Gillette, set in 1890 Victorian America. EHSCO’s 30-minute, four character, adaptation will perform on the outdoor stage at the park on weekends July 6-Aug 11th. Rehearsals take place at the park, during the week, beginning in June and will be scheduled based on actor’s availability. (FYI: the play is not published)
The play revolves around a caring Aunt’s desire to find her scientific nephew a wife. The young lady she has her eye on, however, has a father who is not so keen on the idea. Fast paced comedy. Takes place at a vacation resort.

EHSCO is looking for 2 men and 2 women, roles range in age from 20 to 60:

The Professor
Physical comedy role age 25 to 35. Professor Arthur Hinsdale is a brilliant yet bumbling young man, who tries his best to be socially adept at romance, but is just so naïve.

Mrs. Fanny Eliot
Age range 40-50. Loving, outgoing Aunt to professor Hinsdale, she very much enjoys playing matchmaker. Victorian, married lady.

Daisy Thomkins
Age range 18-25. Ingénue, bright and well educated, but sheltered. Very Victorian and ladylike. Is taken aback by Professor Arthur Hinsdale.

Mr. Thomkins
Protective father to Daisy, confronts Professor Hinsdale more than once,
to nobody’s satisfaction.

Prepare a comedic monologue of your choice, you will also be asked to read from the script sides. All roles receive stipend.

Call or write for an audition slot and sides: info@EHSCO.org
860-873-3521 find us on facebook, twitter and instagram or www.EHSCO.org

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