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Audition for Emilie La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

 

Dates:  August 13, 14 with invited callbacks August 16 (7:30pm)

Location:  Vienna Community Theatre, 120 Cherry St SE. 

 

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. No appointment is necessary.

 

Character descriptions:

  • Emilie Du Chatelet: (40s), confident, sustains an insatiable curiosity
  • Voltaire: (50s), histrionic, boyish yet charming

 

 The Ensemble: the following portray multiple characters as Emilie revisits critical events in her life

  • Soubrette: (20s) young woman, plays Young EmilieMary-Louise (a simple and stupid young woman), and Emilie's Daughter (headstrong and confident)
  • Gentleman: (30s) plays Jean-Francois (sincere young man, doting), Marquis (serious, formal, yet warm), Maupertuis (sexy academic), and Marain (snide and proud)  
  • Madam: (50s) plays the Mother (serious), and Madam Graffingny (rich, very obnoxious) 

A total of five actors needed.  Each member in the ensemble plays multiple characters. The ensemble is viewed as a company of actors dedicated to playing the character archetypes closest to their own age. For example, Soubrette is the name of the ensemble member who plays all the young women, while Madam is the ensemble member who plays all the older women, etc. 

 

Performance Dates:

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm: October 19, 20, 26, 27, Nov 2, 3; 2pm: Oct 28, Nov 4

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