by: Noël Coward
Directed by: Joe Galbo
Performance Dates: October 1-10, 2021
Audition Dates: August 25 and 26, 7:00pm
Audition Location: Meadville Community Theatre, 400 N. Main St. Meadville, PA
Auditioners should be prepared to perform a cold reading from the script.
Cast needed: three females, two males, ages 16 and over
Elyot Chase (m)
Amanda Prynne (f)
Victor Prynne (m)
Sibyl Chase (f)
Revived in 2002 by the Royal National Theatre in a production that sparkled on Broadway, Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and a roundelay of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart, and new partnerships are formed. A uniquely humorous play boasting numerous successful Broadway runs with stars like Coward himself, Laurence Olivier, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Lawrence, Tammy Grimes, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor.
All actors must be fully vaccinated at the time of audition. Everyone must wear a mask while on Allegheny College’s property.
“Private Lives” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com