Director Brian Knott is searching for 2 females who need to act 18-20 for 2 scenes and at play’s end are old enough to have a son of at least 18 yrs, Becky is a foretaste of Scarlett from Gone with the wind , she is quick to spot people’s weaknesses and realize how she can manipulate them.
We are also still looking for 2 military style men.
Season: Sunday 1 September to Saturday 14 September 2013 (8 performances) (bump-in, tech and dress rehearsals)
Opening Night: Thursday 5 September 2013
Venue: Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
Performance Times: 8.00pm, 5-7 & 11-14 September 2013, 2pm matinee 14 September
First read through To be confirmed
Rehearsals: Preferably Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm-10pm & Sunday afternoons, 2.00-5.00pm, from Tuesday 2 July. Rehearsals will include some workshopping/improvising of some sequences. This is very much an ensemble piece and actors will be required for almost all rehearsals. Rehearsals will usually take place in the Thomas Nave room, Arts Theatre.
A cast of 7 actors play the principal characters, miscellaneous others, and 7 narrators, to compress Thackeray’s huge “novel without a hero”, in which he is relentless in his satirical comment upon the corrupt values, vanities and morality of the aristocracy, middle classes and military imperialism in early 19th century Britain.
Becky Sharp, the impoverished orphan of an artist, leaves Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for Young Ladies, as house guest to wealthy and well-bred Amelia Sedley. For both, marriage is the most important step to wealth and happiness. But Becky has only her cunning, intelligence and drive to fall back on.
Becky begins to flirt with Amelia’s bumptious brother Joseph who appears to be earning a fortune from the east India Company, while Amelia is smitten by the effete and dashing Captain George Osbourne. Becky is forced to proceed to her posting as governess at Queen’s Crawleys where Sir Pitt demonstrates that country gentry are not always what Becky, ever adapting, had presumed. Plans with the elderly Sir Pitt don’t work out and Becky secretly marries his son Captain Rawdon Crawley, who is promptly disinherited.
Call The Rep on 8212 5777 or Brian Knott on 8232 1397 to book your audition time.