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Production: 'Travesties' & 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Principal Roles (Lead)

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Cygnet Theatre is casting "Travesties" and "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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Males & Females, ages 18-64, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Principal Roles: (Lead)

Full Breakdown

Below is the character pairing specification, followed by individual character descriptions:

Carr/John Worthing or Algernon (depending on the age of Carr)
Tristan Tzara/Algernon
James Joyce/Lady Bracknell
Nadja/Miss Prism

Henry Carr: male, 30s-40s, appears as both a shabby old man and his youthful, arrogant self.
James Joyce: male, 30s-40s, Irish author circa 1917.
Bennet: male, 30s-60s, Carr's servant, intellectually acute and savvy.
Gwendolyn: female, 20s-early 30s, Carr's younger sister, young and attractive, strong personality.
Cecily: female, 20s-early 30s, appears as both her old and younger self.
Lenin: male, 47.
Nadya: female, 48, Lenin's wife.
Tristan Tzara: male, 20s-30s, French/Romanian poet, founder of the Dada movement.

"The Importance Of Being Earnest"
John Worthing: 25-35, English gentleman, upright, moral, secretive, friend of Algernon
Algernon Moncrieff: 25-35, English gentleman, charming, witty, amoral
Reverend Chasuable: 40-50, English, has romantic feelings for Miss Prism
Merriman: 50-70, English, Jack's butler
Lane: 50-70, English, Algernon's manservant
Lady Bracknell: 50-70; to be cast male, English, authoritarian, snobbish, domineering, Algernon's aunt and Gwendolyn's mother
Gwendolyn Fairfax: 20-28, English, elegant, sophisticated, pretentious, bent on self-improvement, falls in love with Jack (aka Earnest)
Cecily Cardew: 18-25, English, unspoiled and fascinated with wickedness, a child of nature, falls in love with Algernon (aka Earnest)
Miss Prism: 32-40, English, Puritan with soft side, has romantic feelings for Reverend Chasuable