The Beaux Strategem
Adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig
From the play by George Farquhar
Directed by Kyle Runestad
Auditions: September 4th & 5th, 2018 at 7pm.
Performances: October 26, 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10, 2018
We will hold auditions for Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of The Beaux Strategem, by George Farquhar, on Tuesday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in Waveny Park.
Kyle Runestad will direct this delightful romp about two young bucks who, having spent all their money by living too well, leave London and roam from town to town in search of love and fortune. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them, they pose as master and servant – exchanging roles from one town to the next.
Performance dates are October 26, 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10, 2018.
We will be auditioning for the following roles:
Boniface – landlord of an inn
Cherry – the landlord’s daughter
Daniel – the landlord’s servant
A Lady – set upon by robbers and disconcerted by it
Jack Archer – a gentleman of broken fortune, acting as a servant
Tom Aimwell – a gentleman of broken fortune, acting as his master
Gloss – a man of two professions, highwayman and clergyman
Mrs. Kate Sullen – Lady Bountiful’s daughter-in-law
Dorinda – Lady Bountiful’s daughter
Lady Bountiful – a country gentlewoman, foolishly fond of her son
Scrub – servant to Sullen
A Country Woman – seeking medical advice
Sullen – Lady Bountiful’s son, brutal to his wife
Servants – serving in the Sullen Household
Hounslow – a highwayman
Bagshot – a highwayman
Sir Charles Freeman – Mrs. Sullen’s brother
Foigard – a French parson anxious to perform a wedding
Perusal scripts are available at the New Canaan Library.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.