AUDITIONS FOR ‘THE PLAY’S THE THING’, ADAPTED BY P.G.WODEHOUSE
Presented by The CENTER for Performing Art at Rhinebeck
Produced by Troupenigma
Directed by Cindy Kubik

Audition dates: Saturday, Jan 14 – 1:00pm and Sunday, Sunday Jan 15 – 7:00pm
Callbacks: Monday, Jan. 16 – 7:00pm
Location: The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Plot description:
Turai and his collaborator, Mansky, bring their young composer, Albert, on a surprise visit to
an Italian castle. There is also Illona, their prima donna, who is also Albert’s fiancé. All three
men overhear an untoward activity between Ilona and another, older, rather obnoxious
actor. Act One opens with a discussion on how to best start a play; fourth wall down, hilarity
up. A show which is really a barbed satire of the playwriting process, showing just how
ridiculous a playwriter can make an actor appear, particularly when the actor is held hostage
in his current situation and is in no position to protest. Throw in a sage footman, anal
retentive event planner and secretary and a couple of lackey’s and you have The Play’s the
Thing

Characters:
Sandor Turai – a famous dramatist
Mansky – his collaborator
Albert Adam – a young composer
Ilona Szabo – a prima donna
Almady – a leading actor
Johann Dwornitschek – a footman
Mell – the Count’s secretary
Two lackeys

Performance and audition Location: The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

Performance Dates: March 8-18, 2023
Performances: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 3;00pm

Seeking: 1w, 8 m – strong actors, ages 20+. All ethnicities and ages are strongly encouraged to
audition.

Prepare:
 Auditions will be selected readings from the script.
 Bring your schedule and be prepared to list your conflicts.

Questions: Contact director Cindy Kubik at cindykubik@yahoo.com

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