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Auditions for Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”

For the next show in their 40th season, the award-winning Theatre Company of Saugus will present The Cherry Orchard. This tragi-comedy is Anton Chekhov’s most popular play. A family faces foreclosure and the destruction of their beloved property for a housing subdivision. The old world of loyalty between aristocrats and servants is giving way to a new economic era of capitalism. In the meantime, several love affairs start, stop, resume, or languish.

Performances are scheduled for 5-8 March 2009 in Saugus, Massachusetts. This production will be directed by Larry Segel.

Auditions for The Cherry Orchard will be held on Sunday and Tuesday 14 & 16 December 2008, with callbacks on Thursday 18 December 2008, all starting at 7:30 PM. The audition location is the Cliftondale Congregational Church, 50 Essex Street, Saugus, Mass.

All roles are open. There are five women: Liubov Ranevskaya, around 50 years old; Anya, 17; Varya, 24; Carlotta, 30s; and Dunyasha, early 20s.

There are seven men: Lopakhin, late 40s; Leonid Gayev, about 50; Petya Trofimov, mid 20s; Boris Semyonov-Pishchik, 50s or 60s; Yepikhodov, 20s; Firs, 87; and Yasha, 20s or 30s.

There are also three small roles: Tramp, Stationmaster, Postmaster.

LOCATION: BOSTON, MA

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