Auditions for Top Notch Players’ Spring Production
The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar
Auditions will be held Monday, February 4 at 6:00 in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the 3rd floor of the Spurk Building. Auditions are open to all NECC students. No theatrical experience is needed. The Top Notch Players are committed to non-traditional casting. That means the best actor for the role regardless of race, ethnicity and, sometimes, gender.
Set at the turn of the 17th Century, The Beaux Stratagem was written by playwright George Farquhar. Thorton Wilder, playwright of Our Town and the Matchmaker, chose to revise the script for more recent audiences, but his work was left unfinished. His heirs selected playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend me a Tenor, Moon over Buffalo, Crazy for You) to complete the project. There are parts for 11 men and 6 women ranging in size from a walk-on to a leading role. It is not a musical.
The play will be directed by faculty member Jim Murphy. The performance dates are April 5. 6, 12 & 13 at 7:30 and April 11 at 4:00. If you are interested in working on the play, we need help with set construction, set painting, costume construction and accessorizing, make-up, hairstyles, lighting, stage management, and house management. All these positions are volunteer.
Please contact Susan Sanders at 978-556-3374 or email@example.com or on Facebook at the Northern Essex Community College Top Notch Players. If you have a conflict with the audition time, there may be readings done at another time.