CPCC Theatre Auditions

CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for Becket by Jean Anouilh On Monday August 13th and Tuesday August 14th at 7:00pm in the Overcash/Halton Rehearsal hall Room 300.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Becket is the story of the collision of Church and Crown when King Henry II names his reluctant friend Thomas Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury. Can their longstanding friendship survive the King’s political ambitions? Waiting to be punished for his part in Becket’s murder, King Henry II re-lives his deeply felt relationship with the saint, once his dearest friend and partner in unbridled decadence. His catastrophic mistake? To appoint Becket Archbishop – for Becket finds his allegiance shifting from king and country to God and Church.

Roles are available for 10 men 18 to 60+, 3 women 18 to 60+ and 2 boys 12 to 16 who will play 28 characters in the course of the performance.

Henry II- King of England and parts of France.

Thomas Becket- the King’s best friend and later Archbishop of Canterbury

8 male ensemble members who play multiple roles- Barons, Priests, monks, soldiers, etc.

3 women ensemble members who play multiple roles- Queen Mother, Young Queen, Saxon girl, Page, etc.

2 boys who play the Young Princes.

Rehearsals will begin on August 16th. Normal rehearsal pattern is Monday – Thursday evening 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Performances run September 28 – October 7 in the Halton Theatre.

 

For questions or information contact Tom Hollis by email tom.hollis@cpcc.edu or call 704-330-6835.

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