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Ampersand Theatre Company is casting for The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Ampersand Theatre Company is casting for The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Directed by Michael Hogwood, produced by Ampersand Theatre Company.

Rehearsals begin Mid-January, performances will be February 26th –March 8th at the Spoon Theatre in New York City.

Pending Equity Showcase approval.

How much confusion can be experienced when one is pursuing a true love? Sheridan’s The Rivals is a comedy of (bad) manners that finds would be lovers complicating their own lives and relationships to bring to reality their deepest fantasies. The Rivals has been around for well over 200 years, but it is evidence that even though the settings may change our desires have always been the same.

Breakdown:
Sir Anthony Absolute – A wealthy baronet, Father of Captain Jack Absolute
Capt. Jack Absolute – Loves Lydia, Masquerading as Ensign Beverly
Faulkland – Friend of Jack’s, in love with Julia
Bob Acres – Friend of Jack’s, suitor of Lydia
Sir Lucius O’Trigger – Irish baronet, suitor of Lydia
Fag – Servant to Captain Jack Absolute (looking for a large man to play this role, a bouncer type)
David – Servant to Bob Acres
Thomas – Servant to Sir Anthony Absolute
Lydia – CAST a wealthy young heiress
Mrs. Malaprop – middle-aged guardian to Lydia
Julia – young relative of the Absolutes, in love with Faulkland
Lucy – CAST Lydia’s conniving maid

Auditions will be held by appointment only Sunday, January 4th 2009 11am – 5pm
Callbacks will be Monday, January 5th, 2009 6pm-9pm

Email: Melissa Menzie at ampersandauditions@gmail.com

All types are strongly encouraged to submit.

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