Auditions

Auditions for The Liar

Sunday, June 19th and Monday, June 20th

6:30pm

Auditions held at the Rochester Rep

Reserve your audition slot by emailing Stage Manager Susan Zahasky at srzahasky@gmail.com

 

The Liar

By David Ives, Adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneill

Directed by Merritt Olsen

It’s Paris, 1643. A sweet, small town boy with big ambition has but one single flaw; he can’t tell the truth. He hires a servant who can’t tell a lie, falls for a girl engaged to his best friend, and…things get complicated. Madcap misunderstandings and breathtakingly intricate lies abound in this tour-de-force comedy of errors.


Needed: 8 Actors (5 Male Presenting, 3 Female Presenting) 

Roles being cast include:

  • Dorante (M, 20-40+)  –  upbeat, naive, ambitious, big-hearted and easily spun up
  • Cliton (M, 20-40+) – unruffled, unpretentious, and seemingly self-contained
  • Geronte (M, 40-80+)  – also upbeat, naive, ambitious, big hearted and easily spun up
  • Alcippe (M, 20-40+) – uncomplicated, teddy-bear brash and hot tempered
  • Philiste (M, 20-40+) – earnest. eccentric and unfocused
  • Clarice (F, 20-40+) – decisive, fun loving and vivacious
  • Lucrece (F, 20-40+) – intuitive, strategic, and eventually commanding
  • Played by the same actor (F, 20-40+) :
    Isabell – cheery and flirty with a good head for business
    Sabine – judgmental and in charge; “a sterner/stricter presence”

Auditions will consist of readings from the script


Important Dates:

– Rehearsals start August 15th  (Final rehearsal schedule will be set once the show is cast)

– Performances will be held Oct 7th-8th, 13th -16th, 20th – 23rd, 2022

Please call or email Merritt for a perusal script and audition sides:

  • 507-226-8497 (Home)
  • 507-254-0024 (Cell)
  • mjo135@charter.net

It is the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s current policy to require anyone involved in a production (director, stage manager, cast, crew, technicians) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.