Middlebury Community Players will be holding auditions for their February 2020 show, Lillian Groag’s The Ladies of the Camellias.

Dates: Monday, December 2 and Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: Registration at 6:30pm. Auditions begin promptly at 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury
Production Run: February 6-9, 2020, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury

Director: Kevin Commins
Stage Manager: Tom Noble
Producer: Maria Lourdes Stockman

Auditioners only need to come for one of the evenings and will be asked to read sample scenes from the script. Characters speak in French, Italian, or Russian accents, depending on the role; auditioners are encouraged to read with the appropriate accent.

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. A perusal script will be available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office, 802-382-9222. NOTE: Box Office will be closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29. Otherwise open Monday-Saturday, noon to 5:00pm.

The Ladies of the Camellias is a farce based on the imagined meeting of the world’s two greatest actresses – Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse – in 1897 Paris at Bernhardt’s theater. The clash between these two powerful divas is complicated when a Russian anarchist arrives to hold the two theater companies hostage until the French police release his compatriots. What results is a witty examination of theater, politics, society, ego, and art.

A synopsis, character breakdown, and historical background information from the playwright can be found HERE.