directed by Mario Cabrera
Audition dates and times:
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1 PM – 3 PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 6:30- 9 PM
PRODUCTION DATES; MAY 31 – JUNE 23, 2019
REHEARSAL DATES; APRIL 22- MAY 30, 2019
This production is set in New Orleans (we never say that) after the Civil War (we do mention this, it’s in the script). Early in King Louis’ reign (1648-49), there had been a brief, but violent civil war, the Fronde, which Moliere referenced.
ALL characters, EXCEPT VALERE AND OFFICER have a Southern accent. Nothing specific, (NOT TEXAN!).
ROLES BEING READ:
Marianne. 17 – 25: Orgon’s daughter and madly in love with Valere. She thinks of him and her appearance only. She is usually only half aware of what’s going on. The perfect simpering, slightly whiny southern young lady.
Valere.17-25: A young officer in the Northern occupying army. He and Marianne have met and fallen in love. He is just as smitten with her as she with him. He is dashing, polite, and…well, perfect.
Damis. 17-25 Orgon’s son. A real Southern hothead! Tartuffe makes him angry, but almost anything else does too! He is a loaded gun, a short, lit fuse. Everyone should feel a little scared when he’s around. He probably breaks things allot.
Cleante. 30-50. He is the voice of reason…the middle ground guy…. the “Now, let’s think this through”, guy. He is forceful in his opinions and has been putting up with this nonsense for a while now. He is, in our version, an ex-Confederate Officer, so he also has command. (And his personal drum soloist!)
Officer (Loyal) the officer is Loyal“in disguise” …WhileLoyalwould pretend to be from the South, the Officerwould then be from above the Mason/Dixon line. His speech should sound like a Presidential Inaugural address or campaign speech.