Monday, October 22, 2012

Announcing auditions: Arcadia

Director Rachel Lambert has announced audition information for Arcadia, the third show in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Tom Stoppard.

Auditions will be held Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Rachel is looking for 4 women from their teens to late 30s, and 9 men from their teens to middle age.

Those who are auditioning should arrive early in the evening and stay as long as possible. They will be asked to read from the script. Dialects are okay, but not required at auditions.

Scripts can be checked out from the Civic Theatre office at 313 N. 5th Street.

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present 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, thirteen-year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present-day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits: the attraction Newton left out.

Arcadia will be performed Friday, January 18 through Saturday, February 2 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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