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CP Open Auditions for Tartuffe by Molière
June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
🎭AUDITIONS FOR TARTUFFE🎭
All roles are open and non-paying. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors. The show requires 7 men (possible doubling) and 5 women.
Although Moliere wrote Tartuffe as a satire on religious hypocrisy in 17th century France, and this production will be set in its proper time, playmakers and audiences should have no trouble relating it to social tropes and characters of today. Diverse casting is welcome as a way to further enhance the current relevance of this classic.
Wealthy bourgeois M. Orgon has taken into his household Tartuffe, an apparent religious zealot who has come on hard times. Actually an opportunist and swindler, Tartuffe has gained substantial status in the eyes of Orgon and his mother, Mme Pernell. Orgon has become so enamored, he is tricked into handing over his property, and is willing to give Tartuffe his daughter’s hand in marriage, breaking her current engagement. Orgon’s son, Damis, his brother-in-law, Cléante, and his daughter’s maid, Dorine, all try unsuccessfully to get him to see the truth. Ultimately it is his wife, Elmire, who comes up with the plan to bring Orgon to his senses and restore order.
Please see website for character breakdown and full details: https://thecolonialplayers.org/index.php/get-involved/auditions
Please note that all submissions are subject to approval prior to publication.