Auditions for “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”

Les Liaisons DangereusesAuditions will be held for Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton at the Village Players of Hatboro on the following dates:

  • Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 pm
  • Monday, December 8th at 7:30 pm

Cold readings from the script will be provided. This is not your average production of Dangerous Liaisons! Directors Gina Lutz and Brian Richichi will be pairing the classic script and characters with a more industrial aesthetic within the set and costumes, invoking gothic and steampunk versions of the Victorian style.

Show dates are March (2015) 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28. All actors who are cast must be available for all show dates, as well as tech week (Sunday, March 8th through Wednesday, March 11th).

NOTE: Rehearsals will not begin until the first or second week of January, depending on cast availability.

SYNOPSIS

The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont are rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation. Their cruel plan to ruin the virtuous Madame de Tourvel becomes complicated when the Vicomte develops genuine feelings for her; and the Marquise becomes incredibly jealous and vengeful.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

La Marquise De Merteuil: 35-50. wealthy widow, cunning, “virtuoso of deceit”

Mme De Volanges: 35-50. Merteuil’s cousin, also a widow

Cecile Volanges: 20-25. Volanges’s daughter, attractive girl of 15

Major-Domo: 25-55. Well groomed member of Merteuil’s household

Le Vicomte De Valmont: 30-45. Charming, elegant, and manipulative

Azolan: 20-35. Valmont’s valet de chamber, a dapper young man

Mme De Rosemonde: 50-70. Valmont’s aunt, 84 years old, intelligent, practical, lively

La Presidente De Tourvel: 20-35. young friend of Rosemonde, moral and upstanding

Emilie: 20-35. A courtesan

Le Chevalier Danceny: 20-30. Knight of Malta, handsome and naïve young man courting Cecile

Various servants

CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES

Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do. They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person who’s never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!

Questions? Please contact Director Gina Lutz at gina@thevillageplayers.com.

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