FIGARO by Charles Morey
Freely Adapted from “Le Mariage de Figaro” by Beaumarchais
directed by J. Bailey Burcham
Tuesday, April 5, 7 – 10 pm
Wednesday, April 6, 7 – 10 pm
Call backs, Thursday, April 7, by invitation only
AUDITION LOCATION: Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
No appointment necessary.
Audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring resume, and headshot if available, and a list of ALL rehearsal conflicts.
Actors, particularly those auditioning for the role of Figaro, are encouraged, but not required, to prepare a one-minute comic monologue
Rehearsals begin April 27.
Rehearsal times: Monday-Thursday 7-10 pm, Possible rehearsals Saturdays 1-5 pm
Possible Tech rehearsal Sunday, May 29.
8 Performances at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts: June 4 – 19. Friday and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2.
Non-Union. No Pay.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 805/807-9283
He’s getting married in the morning, and the enterprising Figaro (servant, barber, professional troublemaker) couldn’t be happier. But with everybody scheming to come between him and his bride, Figaro will need all his cunning to make it down the aisle. This new adaptation of Beaumarchais’ comic masterpiece is not only hilariously funny, but has a razor sharp political edge.
FIGARO: Thirties. Comic lead. The “trickster.” Very smart, very quick. A great heart and joy in life but a deep anger underneath.
SUZANNE: Late twenties. Beautiful, smart, every bit a match for her fiancé, Figaro.
COUNT ALMAVIVA: Forties. Imposing and forceful. Aristocratic. A lecher with a comedic twist. Ultimately not unlikeable.
COUNTESS ALMAVIVA (ROSINE): Thirties, forties. Beautiful, aristocratic, but deeply saddened by her husband’s neglect. Smart and resourceful when she needs to be.
DOCTOR BARTHOLO: Fifties. Smart, arrogant and somewhat aloof.
MARCELINE: Fifties. Faded. Somewhat slatternly. Strong willed. Will do almost anything to get what she wants.
FANCHETTE: Teens, early twenties. Beautiful and sexy. About as smart as a rock. Utterly without guile.
CHÉRUBIN / DOUBLEMAIN: Early twenties. Cherubin: not much more than a boy. Considers himself a great lover. Doublemain: officious court clerk.