Tuesday, February 23, 2021

VIRTUAL AUDITIONS: The Importance of Being Earnest at Somerset Valley Players 

Virtual Auditions for 

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde.

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, from 10 am - 3 pm; Sunday, February 28, from 11 am - 1 pm. 


Auditioners click HERE to schedule an audition.

Set in Victorian England, The Importance of Being Earnest is the story of two young bachelors who have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. John "Jack" Worthing has invented a ne'er-do-well brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the charming and sophisticated Gwendolen Fairfax in the city. Meanwhile, Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff decides to pose as the non-existent Ernest to woo Jack's young and attractive ward, Cecily Cardew. When all four lovers end up together at Jack's country estate, the men struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

Director Richard Butler is seeking 

  • 4 adult females, ages 18-65+
  • 5 adult males, ages 21-65+.  
  • Auditions are open to actors in any location.  
  • All roles open to any ethnicity.  
  • All roles require upper class British stage accents.

COMPLETE DETAILS: Go to for complete details including character breakdowns, required audition form, links to sides.

SPECIAL NOTES FOR AUDITIONERS: Email by Friday, February 26, with questions.