CASTING CALL for The Rover, written by Aphra Behn, directed by Phoebe Moyer.  NON-AEA ONLY.  Stipend $350.  Auditions:  Saturday November 4, 2017 12-5 pm.  Callbacks:  Tuesday November 14, 2017 7 pm.  1-2 minute comic monologue and cold script reading.  Edited script and sides available before auditions.  Rehearsals begin March 5, 2018: Mon-Thurs 6:30-10 pm, Sat 11:30 am-4:30 pm.  Performances:  Fri-Sun, April 13-29, 2018.  All Reh/Perf in Danville CA.  Please send headshot & resume with preferred audition time (we will try to accommodate) and any questions to Kimberly Ridgeway, Role Players Ensemble Production Manager, at kimberly.ridgeway@yahoo.com.  For more details on the characters and the play, click our AUDITIONS button at the top of this page. 
The Rover
by Aphra Behn

Directed by Phoebe Moyer

Rover 2.1

Role Players Ensemble (Danville, CA) is holding auditions for The Rover, written by Aphra Behn; Directed by Phoebe Moyer

Auditions: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12 pm – 5 pm
Callbacks: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7 pm

Audition requirements: 1-2 minute comic monologue and cold read directly from the script.
NON-AEA SUBMISSIONS ONLY. The edited script and sides will be made available before auditions begin.

Rehearsals begin March 5th and are Monday – Thursday 6:30 pm – 10 pm and Saturdays 11:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Performances/Run: Fridays-Sundays 4/13-4/29, 2018
All rehearsals and performances are held in Danville, CA

Stipend: $350.00

About the play: The Rover follows the escapades of a band of banished English cavaliers who pursue a pair of noble Spanish sisters, as well as a courtesan and a common prostitute. Willmore, a raffish naval captain, falls in love with Hellena, a wealthy noble woman, who is determined to experience love before she’s sent to a convent. However, a famous courtesan, Angellica Bianca, also falls in love with Willmore. Meanwhile, Hellena's older sister, Florinda, tries to avoid an unappealing arranged marriage and devises a plan to marry her true love, Colonel Belvile. The third major plot deals with the provincial Blunt, who is convinced that a girl has fallen in love with him only to find out that she is a prostitute and a thief. The Rover is rich with humor, sprightly wit, and farcical adventures.

Available Characters

Male:

  • Don Antonio (the Viceroy’s son)
  • Don Pedro (a noble Spaniard, his friend)
  • Belvile (an English colonel in love with Florinda)
  • Willmore (the rover)
  • Frederick (an English gentleman, and friend to Belvile and Blunt)
  • Blunt (an English country gentleman)
  • Stephano (servant to Don Pedro)
  • Philippo (Lucetta’s gallant)
  • Sancho (pimp to Lucetta)
  • Biskey (bravo to Angellica)
  • Sebastian (bravo to Angellica)


Female:

  • Florinda (sister to Don Pedro)
  • Hellena (a gay young woman designed for a nun; sister to Florinda)
  • Valeria (a kinswoman to Florinda)
  • Angellica Bianca (a famous courtesan)
  • Moretta (Angellia’s woman)
  • Callis (governess to Florinda and Hellena)
  • Lucetta (a jilting wench)

Please send a headshot and resume, along with your preferred audition time (we will accommodate you as best as possible) to:

Kimberly Ridgeway
Production Manager
Role Players Ensemble
Kimberly.ridgeway@yahoo.com

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