ENCHANTED APRIL **Corrected** - Bare Bones Theater Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: May 28, 2014
Audition Location: Northport, NY

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Bare Bones Theater Company announces auditions for Matthew Barber's  Enchanted Aprilbased on the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim.


Seeking three men and five women. 

Audition dates:  

Tuesday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 4, at 7:00 PM. 

Callbacks: Thursday, June 5, at 7:00 PM.


The readings will take place at Bare Bones Theater Company, 57 Main St.,

Northport, NY.


All eight roles are open, and all actors (both union and non) are invited to attend.  Stipend offered.


All readings will be from the script: Dramatists Play Service Definitive Edition.  Sides will be provided.


No prior history of affiliation with Bare Bones is required.  No understudies; actors cast must be available for all performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled on weeknights during the evening. 


Performance dates:  July 31, August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8 PM; August 3, 10, 17 at 3 PM.  


Characters: (5W, 3M)


Lotty Wilton, 30-40, dowdy, childless, fed up, earnest, no social graces, instant soul-mate with Rose, shocked by her own daring at planning this adventure as well as the extravagance of it. Finds the Italian setting wildly, ridiculously, divinely beautiful.


Mellersh Wilton, 30-40, a solicitor, forceful, respectable, with a high opinion of himself. Thrifty except where his food is concerned, always interested with meeting the "right" people and making business contacts. Has a rather "revealing" incident with a hot water boiler.


Rose Arnott, 30-40, prudish, proper, gives every penny to the poor to make up for her husband's evil books, she can't spend anything on her own enjoyment because of where the money comes from. Lost much of her relationship with her husband, after losing their child.


Frederick Arnott, 30-40, a former poet, he is now a writer of successful, salacious, biographies of royalty. He writes under a pseudonym to respect his wife's sensibilities. Spends most of his time away from her and knows Lady Caroline very well in his "other life."



Lady Caroline Bramble, 20-30, a socialite, enchantress and society beauty. Single, from a wealthy, well-known family, wants quiet and to escape from the grabbing hands of men. Wants to recover from too much of everything an indulged young woman knows. 


Anthony Wilding, 20-30, charming, handsome young artist. Inherited the castle in Italy from his parents. Served during the war, coming away with shellshock.  Smitten with Caroline at first sight.


Mrs. Graves, 55-70, aggressive dowager, widowed 11 years ago, still wearing black. Lives in the past where eminent Victorians such as Tennyson and Browning were family friends. Walks with a cane and wants only to sit in the sun and remember.


Costanza, 40+, Italian speaking- housekeeper for the castle. Helped take care of Wilding as a child. Doesn't suffer fools lightly. 


 NOTE:  All characters (except Costanza) speak a British dialect.  Those auditioning will need to take their best shot at an accent.  Rest assured that no one will be expected to achieve total authenticity in a first reading, 






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