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ECU/Loessin Playhouse Auditions
ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard

AUDITIONS:  January Tues/Wed 13-14, Messick 206, 7 PM  CALLBACKS:  Thurs January 15, Messick 206, 7 PM

PERFORMANCES:  February 26 through March 3, 2015

The play warps & weaves together different eras of history:  1809 and the present.  It is about time, and what is lost and found or never retrieved in its rushing currents. It takes place at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition.  As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, (complete with a hermitage), 13-year old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues.  Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron.

A signup sheet will be posted soon. A CAST BREAKDOWN is posted on the main board, 1st Floor and also below.

There are hard copy SIDES in Room 107 outside Jeff Woodruff’s office.  PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THEM. THEY WILL NOT BE REPLACED.  There are also Monologues designated as CALLBACKS ONLY.  Please do not choose them for your initial audition.  The sides & monologues will also be posted online at our website (TBA).

ALL ROLES require a British dialect.  However, if you are uncomfortable doing one at the audition, do not worry about, if cast, you will learn it!  I do not want you “in your head” or reading in an animated, superficial manner.

I suggest you diligently work on these pieces:  Stoppard’s language is as demanding as Shakespeare’s:  vocal energy, articulation, and controlled physicalization are required in order to be seriously considered for a role. In addition, KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, which means looking up any and all words you are unsure of.

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