"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
-- Marie Antionette
The Baldwin School Maskers Club presents
Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi
Show Dates: April 12 to 14, 2018
The Baldwin Maskers Club will be holding auditions for Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi on January 8 (between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.), January 10 (between 5 and 7 p.m.) by appointment.
The club seeks several guest actors to work on the production with the club performers.
Auditions: January 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 and January 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment.
To make an audition appointment, https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tPQVJqFXlDlefcocjHM819KWhSIzq_MrhkCuBLriun0/edit?ts=5c096c65#gid=1554044463
Email for information
Auditioners will be asked to stay for at least ten minutes, and may be asked to read from the script.
What to Prepare: Prepare a 1 to 2 minute contemporary monologue. Dress to move for a physical audition.
Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will take place at least two days a week in January and February, with rehearsals increasing to up to five days a week in mid-March through opening night on April 12.
About the Play: How does a queen keep her head in the middle of a revolution? This sobering look at how political leaders strive to stay fashionable while failing the people takes on the absolutely fabulous and seemingly frivolous doomed Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. David Adjmi's sharp comic tragedy slices through the past into the present, holding a mirror up to a contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death. For complete information or to make an audition appointment, visit the Maskers Club website at www.maskers.club.
All roles are open for this production.
MARIE ANTOINETTE, queen of France
LOUIS XVI, her husband
JOSEPH, her brother
AXEL FERSEN, a family friend she's attracted to
THE DAUPHIN, her 10-year-old son
YOLANDE DE POLIGNAC, a false friend
THERESE DE LAMBALLE, a true friend
MR SAUCE, a shopkeeper
MRS SAUCE, his wife
GUARDS 1,2,3 (may double as sheep and revolutionaries)
LADIES IN WAITING 1, 2, 3 (may double as sheep)
Last year's Philadelphia Independence Award nominated designers, Alyssa Morales and Andrea Coler team up for their final senior project, designing an exciting cat walk filled with French Revolution inspired costume confectionaries. Students interested in joining the designers in building the show should sign up for the interest list with Stage Manager Destiny Brown.