Kingsport Theatre Guild will be holding auditions tonight and tomorrow for upcoming performances of Importance of Being Earnest, the final installment in the 2016-2017 KTG: Downtown Series. Information provided on the KTG Facebook event is as follows:
Auditions will be Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 from 6-8 p.m. each night.
Please come prepared with a comedic monologue or one will be given to you to read.
Roles for 18+
Show Dates: April 13, 14, 15 @ 7 p.m.
Director: Melanie Yodkins
Assistant Director: Abi Bell
The Importance of Being Earnest offers a tale of two well-to-do gentlemen, John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff , as they pursue countryside adventures, love, and identities – both real and invented. Gwendolen Fairfax captures John’s heart while Cecily Cardew catches Algernon’s eye. Algernon and John’s falsified identities prevail until the young gents cross paths with the indomitable Lady Bracknell, Wilde’s symbol of Victorian ethics run amok. Whenever Jack Worthing slips away to London from his Hertfordshire estate, he says he is going to see his (fictitious) wayward brother Ernest. Once there he keeps his privacy by calling himself Ernest – luckily so as his beloved Gwendolen declares she could only love an Ernest. Her cousin Algy is the one person who knows Jack’s secret and one day he travels down to the estate, announcing himself to Jack’s attractive ward Cecily as bad brother Ernest. Cecily is much taken with him and with his name, so on Jack’s return home and Gwendolen’s unexpected arrival, it becomes clear there are both too many and too few Ernests earnestly courting.