West Bay Community Theater sets auditions for Noel Coward’s PRIVATE LIVES


West Bay Community Theater will hold auditions on Saturday, January 21st (2pm-4pm) and Monday, January 23rd (6:30pm – 8:30pm) for Noel Coward’s comedy of manners, PRIVATE LIVES, directed by WBCT President, Terry Shea.

All parts (3 Women, 2 Men) are open and available. The play will be period-specific to the script (early 20th century). WBCT observes equal-opportunity policies in regards to casting.

• Elyot: Lead, Male, 30-40

• Amanda: Lead, Female, 30-40

• Victor: Supporting, Male, 30-45

• Sybil: Supporting, Female, 23-30

• Louise: Supporting, Female, 18-64 (ability to speak French a plus, but not required)

 Production dates are April 28-30 in Wickford. Rehearsals will be twice a week starting in February, with additional dates added starting the first week of April. All rehearsals, unless otherwise noted, will take place in Wickford.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All who consider auditioning will be asked to fill out and sign an audition form that outlines key dates, asks for actor experience and conflicts, and asks all to adhere to the WBCT Code of Conduct. Audition forms can be found at wbctheater.org/events-and-auditions

To make an appointment to audition, please send an email to info@wbctheater.org

Please do not arrive to auditions if showing any signs of Covid, flu, or any respiratory illness. Exceptions can be made for video-based auditions, if necessary.

Revived in 2002 by the Royal National Theatre in a production that sparkled on Broadway, PRIVATE LIVES is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written.

Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and a roundelay of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart, and new partnerships are formed. A uniquely humorous play boasting numerous successful Broadway runs with stars like Coward himself, Laurence Olivier, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Lawrence, Tammy Grimes, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor.


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