January 14, 2013

Auditions for DANGEROUS LIAISIONS at The Barn Players


Dangerous Liaisons
(Les Liaisons Dangereuses)

By Christopher Hampton
From the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Directed by Darren Sextro

Saturday, February 23rd from 10am – 4pm
Sunday, February 24th from Noon – 5pm
Call backs by invitation – Monday, February 25th from 6pm – 10pm
At St. Pius School / 55th and Woodson, Mission, KS.

Prepare: Auditions are by appointment only. Auditioners will be asked to read selected scenes from the play. Audition sides will be provided when your appointment time is set.

To schedule an audition time contact director, Darren Sextro at: darrendseb@gmail.com
All by-appointment auditions will take place at St. Pius Church, 5500 Woodson Road, Mission, KS 66202

Bring: Resume and headshot, if available. Bring all known conflicts from June 1st through August 4th.

Rehearsals will begin around June 1st at St. Pius School. A full rehearsal schedule will be built around cast conflicts. A typical rehearsal schedule will be Sunday through Thursday evenings. Tech / Dress Rehearsals: July 13the – 18th.

Additional Notes: The off-book date will be June 30. Cast members are required to assist with strike on August 4th, and cast members may be asked to assist with costume pieces.

July 19th – August 4th, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

All performances take place at
The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway in Mission, KS

SYNOPSIS: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)" is adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The plot focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation. Their targets are the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel and Cécile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous scheming seductions and betrayals. Their games eventually turn deadly.

The complete cast includes speaking roles for six women and three men, as well as an ensemble of non-speaking roles (various servants who will double as set and costume change assistants).
Please note that this production contains frank and mature subject matter, including some sexual content.

La Marquise de Merteuil (female, leading, 40-45): intelligent, manipulative, an attractive widow

Le Vicomte de Valmont (male, leading, 30-45): a womanizer, sexual, bored, cynical, Merteuil's ex-lover (sword-fighting skills or ability to learn quickly, and this role requires partial nudity)

La Presidente de Tourvel (female, leading, 25-35): married, virtuous, passionate in her convictions

Le Chevalier Danceny (male, supporting, 20-35): impoverished aristocrat earning a living teaching music (sword-fighting skills or ability to learn quickly)

Cecile Volanges (female, supporting, 18-22): naïve, amoral, a cousin to Merteuil

Madame de Volanges (female, supporting, 45-55): Cecile's mother and Merteuil's cousin

Madame de Rosemonde (female, supporting, 55-70): elderly, rich aunt of Valmont, kind, compassionate

Azolan (male, small supporting, 20-40): Valmont's servant and confidante

Emilie (female, small supporting, 20-40): a courtesan (this role requires partial nudity)

Ensemble of non-speaking roles (Major-domo and various servants who will double as set- and costume-change assistants)

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com OR director Darren Sextro at darrendseb@gmail.com

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

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