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DCP holding Auditions for “Present Laughter” April 19 & 20!

by | Apr 19, 2020 | Arts & Entertainment

Don’t let quarantine keep you from coming out to virtually audition for DCP’s upcoming production of Present Laughter! Zoom auditions will be held on April 19 & 20 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. by appointment only.

Present Laughter by Noel Coward is a quick-witted and highly stylized comedy that pokes fun at celebrity intrigue. Garry Essendine, a popular and pampered actor, is busily making preparations for an extended tour. His apartment is invaded by Daphne, a beautiful but stage struck youngster. When his wife, his partners, and his numerous admirers arrive, Garry is hard pressed to escape an embarrassing and easily misinterpreted situation. With typical Coward repartee and dazzling wit, Garry sidesteps complications and mounting confusion.

Those who are interested in auditioning should schedule an appointment with show director, Marla Brown at [email protected]. Auditions will consist of script-in-hand readings. Please email your information/resume to artistic director Sylvia Schnople at [email protected], along with the role(s) for which you want to audition. We will confirm your start time to join Zoom. For the sake of manageability, we will split auditions across two dates for different characters.

April 19th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Auditions:

Garry Essendine (male, 40s-60)
Liz Essendine (female, 40s – 60)
Daphne (female, early 20s)
Joanna (female, 30s-40s)
Monica (female 40 and over)

April 20th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Auditions

Roland (20s)
Fred (male, any age)
Miss Erickson (female, over 50)
Harold (male, over 50)
Morris (male, over 40))
Lady Saltburn (female, over 45)

British accents are helpful. Non-traditional casting.

Actor sides are available by emailing  [email protected] or [email protected]. Please print the sides so that you have freedom of movement.  Please do not rely on your mobile device if you are using it to access Zoom. A full list of character descriptions can be found on our website. The production runs July 16-26, 2020 at The Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College.

                                                                                                      Non-Discrimination Policy
Davidson Community Players is an equal opportunity organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity in casting, performance opportunities, volunteering, education, and employment. DCP does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarships, programs, and activities.

Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. The Connie Company is DCP’s theatre for youth division. For more than 20 years The Connie Company has been providing education classes, camps, and intensives, as well as, full productions geared toward young people. DCP is grateful for the support of Season Sponsors: The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, Randy Marion Cadillac and the Arts & Science Council.

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