Second Audition for CTC's Spring Production - The Importance of Being Earnest -

  • January 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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AUDITIONS  AUDITIONS  AUDITIONS Auditions are called for the CTC's spring production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Jens Blegaa.

VerdensKulturCenter, Nørre Allé 7, Nørrebro Room 103 

The production will run from 17 to 27 April at Krudttønden in Østerbro. See below for a synopsis of the play and character list.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Character List

Please note: ages are only meant as guidelines for the playing age, not as a requirement for the actor’s age.

John (Jack) Worthing Age: 29. In the city he goes by the name Ernest, a fun-loving bachelor, and in the country he is Jack, a land-owner and guardian of Cecily. He is about to take his place in society by proposing to Gwendolyn Fairfax.

Algernon Moncrieff Age: 21-25. A languid poser of the leisure class, bored by conventions and looking for excitement. Algernon, unlike Jack, is not serious and is generally out for his own gratification.

Lady Augusta Bracknell Age: 50-65. The perfect symbol of Victorian earnestness — the belief that style is more important than substance and that social and class barriers are to be enforced. She is a strongly opinionated matriarch, who bullies everyone in her path.

The Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax Age: 25-29. Lady Bracknell's daughter, believes style to be more important than sincerity. Romantic, hardheaded and opinionated, much like her mother.

Cecily Cardew Age: 18. Jack Worthing's ward, grand-daughter of his adopted father, Sir Thomas Cardew. She is romantic and imaginative, and able to wrap men around her little finger before they know what happened.

Miss Prism Age: 50-65. Cecily's governess. She is educating Cecily to have no imagination or sensationalism in her life. Outwardly a symbol of Victorian morality, she reveals a secret life of passion, including having written a three volume sensational novel.

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. Age: 50-65. Local vicar, and a source of moral judgments, but easy-going and pleasure seeking nonetheless. His proudest achievement is the all-purpose sermon that can be used for christenings, weddings and funerals alike.

Lane and Merriman Age: 30-65. Servants in the households of Algernon and Jack. Both solemnly watch the follies of their “betters”, and save them from embarassment. They are the pillars upon which the easy-going lifestyle of their employers rest.

 

The Importance of Being Earnest is probably Oscar Wilde's most popular play. It is meant to be pure entertainment, carrying a preposterous plot to its inevitable conclusion on a cloud of razor sharp witticisms. It originally opened in 1895, but we can still recognize the characters and marvel at the splendid precision of Wilde's writing today.

Synopsis: Jack and Algernon are two fun-loving, young gentlemen from the upper class. Algernon has invented a friend Bunbury, whose never-ending illness enables Algernon to skirt all tedious social obligations. Jack has fun in the city under the assumed name of Ernest, while living a respectable life in the country as the guardian of Cecily, the granddaughter of his adopted parents. To her he recounts the tales of how badly his reprobate brother Ernest behaves in the city. As Ernest, he courts Gwendolyn Fairfax, Algernon's cousin and daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell, a walking encyclopedia of the unwritten rules of society and class. She has no intention of allowing Gwendolyn to marry Jack, which does not prevent Gwendolyn from eliciting a marriage proposal from him. In the guise of Jack's brother Ernest, Algernon visits Jack's country home, where he meets Cecily, who frankly informs him that she has been engaged to him for months. He instantly falls in love with her. Complications arise when the various assumed identities are revealed, as both girls are adamant that they can only ever love a man by the name of Ernest. In the wings, Cecily's governess Laetitia Prism and the local Reverend Chasuble primly court each other, while outwardly projecting proper Victorian moral rectitude. The servants Lane and Merriman make sure that what needs to be done is done.


 

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  • Hyunjee L.

    It was great. But I wish I could have had more time to show my act. I think I didn't get much time to show it. Hope it does not mean sth negative.... haha but I think I can help you as a crew even if I cannot be an actor :)

    January 23, 2013

  • Josh S.

    Yes Hyunjee. Best of luck

    January 22, 2013

    • Hyunjee L.

      really?? I didn't get that kind of mail. What I got latest is about the audition form.

      January 22, 2013

    • Josh S.

      Katrin, I would advise you to follow the instructions in your mail. Best of luck :)

      January 22, 2013

  • Hyunjee L.

    Is it right that I go to in front of room 103 until 6 45 pm today?
    Asking to make sure :) I'm really looking forward it!

    January 22, 2013

  • Josh S.

    Sorry everybody! I am terrible at spelling, I failed kindergarten because of it.... If Nathalie hasn't rreplied to you becaue of my sheer incompetence, just turn up to Room 103 about 15 miniutes before and announce yourself then.

    Best of luck,
    Josh

    January 22, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Hi Natalie, I too have tried to contact you, but have recieved no answer. I tried the beforementioned email adress with the missing "n", and then tried to contact you directly on meetup. but if you see this before tonight, my workmail is; [masked]

    January 22, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Hi Nathalie, I have tryed to send you an email,but to no avail, will you please email me insted with the audition list Thank,s it [masked]. See you all tomorrow. J.B.

    January 21, 2013

  • Gaurav

    Hi Nathalie. I tried emailing you too a couple of time, but it bounced:( and i sent email then from meetup page. Not sure if you have got it. i would love to participate. my email id is [masked]

    January 18, 2013

    • Nathalie B.

      Hi Gaurav, it looks like Josh forgot an N in my email address, that's probably the reason why it bounced. I have sent you an email with the form. Hope you have received it.

      1 · January 21, 2013

  • Nathalie B.

    Hi everyone,
    We are very excited to see so many people signed up for next Tuesday. Could you guys send me an email so I can send you the audition form to fill up? My email is nathaliebessonnet(at)yahoo.fr.
    Many thanks!
    Nathalie

    2 · January 18, 2013

  • Nathalie B.

    Hi Jane,
    You are not required to prepare anything for the audition beforehand. On the day, you will be provided with a script and will be asked to read one or more extracts. Could you please send me an email so I can send you the audition form to fill up?
    My email is nathaliebessonnet(at)yahoo.fr
    Many thanks
    Nathalie

    January 18, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Hi Jane here,I haven't done a play for many years but it can't hurt to try out for a part I guess.My question is do we need to bring a monolog or somthing? Please let me know. Thanks Jane.

    January 17, 2013

  • Nathalie B.

    Hi Charlotte,
    No need to book a time, it will be a group audition like for Calendar Girls. Could you please send me your email address so I can send you the email with all the details?
    Thanks
    Nathalie

    January 12, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Hi
    So from then comments below, am one to understand that we are to book an audition, and not just meetup at Verdens Kultur Center? There were no directions above on that - so ...what to do exacty?

    January 12, 2013

  • Josh S.

    Hi Hyunjee!

    There is no limitation to get an audition! Please contact Nathalie ([masked]) to book an audition time. Best of luck!

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Hyunjee L.

    Is there any limitation to get an audition? Can I apply for it?

    January 9, 2013

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