All auditions begin at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. No appointment is required.
Please bring current photo or headshot along with your resume.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. A limited number of perusal scripts for all shows (except Godspell) are available at the Clague Playhouse Box Office for a $10 refundable deposit.
by Nell Benjamin
Directed by Anne McEvoy
Auditions: Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. (note new time)
Show Dates: May 4-27, 2018
SYNOPSIS: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary lost city, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink?
Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, carnivorous plants, irate Irishmen, and gravity-defying libations.
All Roles, all ethnicities:
LUCIUS FRETWAY – Male, 20ish to 50ish, a botanist and a man of science.
PHYLLIDA SPOTTE-HUME – Female, 20ish to 45ish, an anthropologist.
HARRY PERCY – Male, 20ish to 50ish; an intrepid explorer.
LUIGI – Male, any age, a NaKong tribesman. (Actor playing this role must be comfortable with improv, movement, and physical humor. LUIGI speaks his own language…literally.)
PROFESSOR COPE -Male, any age; an herpetologist.
PROFESSOR SLOAN – Male, any age; an archeo-theologist.
PROFESSOR WALLING -Male, any age; a zoologist.
SIR BERNARD HUMPHRIES – Male, 40 or older; private secretary to Queen Victoria.
BEEBE -Male, any age; an explorer. (This actor also plays the Irish Assassin.)
COUNTESS GLAMORGAN – A countess and twin sister to PHYLLIDA. (played by the same actress.)
The director is looking for actors who are comfortable handling an RP British Dialect. While we’ll spend more time during rehearsals refining the dialect, this compilation gives a general idea of what to aim for when you audition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8MqKsqIGNM (Does not apply to actors only reading only for Luigi.)