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Auditions- Around the World in 80 Days
April 18 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 9:00 pm
Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Prosser’s Princess Theatre will present “Around the World in 80 Days” in a one-act, one-hour readers’ theater this May.
This show promises to be an adventure both old and new! In addition to being a story about a whirlwind adventure circumnavigating the globe in the 1870’s, this is the first Production for the Princess Theatre in over a year, and will be a new adventure for actors and audience in Covid-19 restrictions. The production will be fully compliant with the State of Washington’s Covid-19 current phases.
In the story Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out in 1872 to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 33 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of Jules Verne’s great adventure.
The director, Candace Andrews, and Producer, Cyndil Davis are seeking 5 adult men and women who will each play from 1 to 17 characters. The director is looking for actors who can convey distinctly different characters, effectively use various accents and enunciate clearly. As a readers’ theater production, actors will not memorize lines, but will focus on characterization.
Auditions will be via Zoom and by appointment on Sunday and Monday, April 18 and 19; audition pieces will be available in advance so that actors may practice various accents.
Rehearsals will be via Zoom twice the week of April 26 and twice the week of May 3, and at the Princess Theatre on May 10 and 12, with a pickup rehearsal at the theatre on May 19. Specific days of the week will be based on actors’ collective availability.
Performances will be the evenings of May 14, 15, 21 and 22, with three matinees on May 15, 16 and 22.