Auditions

She Stoops to Conquer

By Oliver Goldsmith

Directed by Jennifer Georgia

Monday, January 27 @ 7 PM
Thursday, January 30 @ 7 PM ***NEW DATE***

Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30 PM *. Attend on the night that is more convenient.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script, individually and in groupings. Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).

Auditions will be held at the
Glenview Mansion Cottage
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Callbacks will be scheduled if needed.

No appointments. All roles are unpaid.

All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected. RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Audition form available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

Conflict calendar available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

For more information about auditions, contact the production team at she_stoops@rlt-online.org.

*Directors love actors who arrive on time.


Performance Dates

May 2020: 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm


Production Staff

Director

Jennifer Georgia

Producer

Jerry Callistein

Producer

Eric Henry

Master Carpenter

William Kolodrubetz

Scenic Designer

Kathie Rogers

Cast of Characters

The show will be done in a traditional style, with English accents, but with a modern sensibility, pacing and subtext. Genders are how the actor is perceived, and ages are approximate playing ages.

Kate Hardcastle - The heroine, attractive, intelligent, witty, but ultimately good-hearted. She loves her old-fashioned father, and so to please him she wears unassuming plain dress half the time and the height of fashion the rest. She hates the boring formality of upper-class courtship, and so, when Marlow mistakes her for a barmaid, she plays the part to the hilt to learn more about him. A role that requires an actor with range, switching between serving girl and lady of fashion, all the time keeping the wit and self-assurance that makes Kate so attractive. (Alternative ethnicities strongly considered for this role.) (F- 20-30)

Charles Marlow - The hero, a handsome, well-educated, well-bred scholar. He is rather a rogue (pick-up-artist) to women of lower social class, to make up for being a painfully shy, bumbling fool among ladies of quality. This is a challenging role; the actor must be able to play both sides of the character convincingly, and manage to be attractive and sympathetic despite being a bit of a foolish jerk. (M- 25-35)

Constance Neville - Kate's dear friend and niece of Mrs. Hardcastle, who is trying to marry her off to Tony, to keep her inheritance in the family. Deeply in love with George Hastings, who wants to elope with her. Sweet, spunky, but slightly more conventional than Kate. (F- 20-30)

George Hastings - Marlow's friend and travel companion, and secret suitor to Constance, Kate's friend and step-cousin. He is well-educated, well-bred and kind, cares deeply for Constance, and wants to elope and get her away from her domineering Aunt. (M- 25-35)

Tony Lumpkin - Over-indulged, immature, dim-witted, under-educated oaf, stepson of Mr. Hardcastle, coddled favorite of his wife. With all his loutish behavior, and his practical joke that sets the plot in motion, he isn't a villain and has a good heart somewhere underneath. (M- 20s)

Mrs. Hardcastle - One of the great comic battleaxe roles in all of theater. Vain, selfish, devious, foolish, she tries to pretend that her son Tony is not yet of age so she can control him and marry him off to Constance for her fortune. She is the closest the play has to a villain, but she is too ditsy to be really evil. Plum role for a good comic actress 'of a certain age'. (F- 45-65 but will kill anyone who suggests she's over 38)

Mr. Hardcastle - Old-fashioned country squire, but warm, intelligent and very fond of his daughter Kate. (Alternative ethnicities strongly considered for this role.) (M- 50-70)

Sir Charles Marlow - Old friend of Mr. Hardcastle and father of Charles Marlow; a small part to be cast from the ensemble. (M- 50-70)

Ensemble - Tony's friends - patrons of the local pub, the pub proprietor, various servants.

Synopsis

One of the greatest romantic comedies of manners. A young man comes to the country to court the daughter of a friend of his father's. Although well-bred, he is shy around women of his own standing, but a rake around 'women of another sort.' He is fooled into thinking that the old-fashioned house he is to visit is actually an inn, his father's friend is the Innkeeper, and his potential betrothed a barmaid. Comic hijinks ensue.