Route 20, P.O. Box 283
Vokes Players' Auditions
Auditions will be held by appointment
May 11th from 7-10pm
Please sign up for a 30 minute time slot
Auditions will consist of readings from the script which will be distributed when you make an audition appointment. Accents are only required where noted in the character descriptions.Please be prepared to attempt these accents in auditions. Some dancing will be used in this production; however, no dancing will be required at the audition.
To schedule an appointment, please send an email email@example.com and leave your name, phone number, preferred audition times, and the roles you are interested in. You will then receive a confirmation of your audition time.
Please bring a headshot or any clear head and shoulders photo of yourself to your audition appointment. Audition forms will be provided when you sign up for a time slot or in person.
Rehearsals: First read-through will be the week of May 25. Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7-10pm.
Performances: July 17-19, July 24-26, 31 and August 1-2, 2014 at 8pm and July 26 and August 2 at 2pmAbout the Show: Is He Dead? is a recently discovered comedy originally written by Mark Twain and adapted by David Ives. Set in Paris in the 1800s, the then unknown painter Jean Francois Millet realizes the only way to get rich as a painter is to be dead. He and his three enthusiastic pupils fake Millet’s death and the paintings start selling. Eager to remain part of the action, Millet returns to the scene as the Widow Tillou, Millet’s long-lost twin sister. Millet must keep the secret from his landladies and his sweetheart Marie, while holding off the advances of Marie’s father and an evil creditor. Add in Marie’s sister Cecile who disguises herself as an inspector to uncover the truth, a gaggle of zany characters including an English prig, a pesky Parisian reporter, a foppish manservant named Charlie, and even the King of France, and the play is a nonstop rollercoaster of mirth.
The script is available from playscripts.com. Please contact the production staff at the email above if you have difficulty obtaining a copy and would like to read it.
All Auditions are held at
Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre, 97 Boston Post Road (Route 20) Wayland, MA
CLICK HERE for directions.
For your convenience, notification of callbacks and casting is always posted on a voice answering machine.
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