NAPLES, FL (November 12, 2018) – The Naples Players (TNP) announce open auditions for the comical farce, Don’t Dress for Dinner, the futuristic intellectual drama, Marjorie Prime and William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre at 701 5th Avenue South.
Don’t Dress for Dinner is a clever and rollicking farce. Synopsis: Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own…setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind, and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside. TNP is casting 3 women (age 30-50) and 3 men (age 30-50). Rehearsal begins November 26th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and performances run Wednesdays – Sundays, January 16 – February 10, 2018.
Majorie Prime is an insightful and visionary futuristic drama. Synopsis: In the future, the inevitable pain of losing a loved one is mitigated through artificial intelligence. As 85-year-old Marjorie loses the ability to recall memories at will, her daughter and son-in-law provide her with a “prime,” an A.I. hologram of her late husband Walter. The vaporous and shifting nature of memory and the power it holds in relationships is illuminated as Walter Prime begins to assimilate the stories of Marjorie’s memories as his own. TNP is casting 2 women (1 actress ages 30-60; 1 actress age 70+) and 2 men ( 1 actor age 20-40; 1 actor age 30-60). Rehearsal begins January 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and performances run Wednesdays – Sundays, February 6 – March 3, 2019.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Bottom the weaver and his friends rehearse in the woods a play they hope to stage for the wedding celebrations. Four young Athenians are in a romantic tangle. Lysander and Demetrius love Hermia; she loves Lysander and her friend Helena loves Demetrius. Hermia’s father, Egeus, commands Hermia to marry Demetrius, and Theseus supports the father’s right. All four young Athenians end up in the woods, where Robin Goodfellow, who serves the fairy king Oberon, puts flower juice on the eyes of Lysander, and then Demetrius, unintentionally causing both to love Helena. Oberon, who is quarreling with his wife, Titania, uses the flower juice on her eyes. She falls in love with Bottom, who now, thanks to Robin Goodfellow, wears an ass's head. As the lovers sleep, Robin Goodfellow restores Lysander's love for Hermia, so that now each young woman is matched with the man she loves. Oberon disenchants Titania and removes Bottom’s ass’s head. The two young couples join the royal couple in getting married, and Bottom rejoins his friends to perform the play. Rehearsals begin January 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and the performances run Saturdays and Sundays, February 16 – March 10, 2018 on The Naples Players Baker Stage.
The Naples Players auditions are open to all interested persons. All that is required is the desire to be involved in a production and the willingness to commit your time and effort to the project. Rehearsals are typically five nights a week for 4-6 weeks before production. For audition information, please call Cole Butcher, Production Stage Manager, (239) 434-7340 ext. 125 or [email protected] All audition details and script sides for auditions are accessible on the website: https://naplesplayers.org/upcoming-auditions/ View The Naples Players Winter Auditions video on Why You Should Audition for TNP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX3PyOmnAik
The Naples Players (TNP) Sugden Community Theatre is Naples oldest and premier theatre group and a vital part of the exciting experience of Downtown Naples. Celebrating its 65th season, and as one of the top theatres in the country, they offer a variety of plays and musicals in three intimate spaces, Blackburn Hall, the Tobye Studio Theatre and outside Baker Stage – all located in one building on Fifth Avenue South. The KidzAct program, Southwest Florida’s premier youth theatre program offers a performing arts education wing, offers top quality productions as well as in-depth skills classes for children. Adult education classes are offered throughout the year for skilled professionals to first-time performers. ETC Readers Theatre offers an opportunity to hear new works as well as rare one acts and classics.
The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate, and entertain the community through a superior theatre experience. TNP is inspiring passion for the performing arts through life-long opportunities to participate in vibrant theatrical experiences. The 65th Anniversary Season, generously sponsored by Tanya & Denny Glass, is filled with dazzling musicals including Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Guys & Dolls – alongside heartfelt comedies, magical adventures, and this World Premiere Show. ?
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