The Importance Of Being Earnest-Los Angeles, CA - Casting ID # 1548453
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Los Angeles, CA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 05-24-17
Audition Date 12-15-17 Submission deadline 12-14-17
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. Two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure in attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. to only love men

Role # 1 John (Jack) Worthing
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John (Jack) Worthing, J.P. A wealthy young gentleman who takes life seriously. He's a friend of Algernon whose behavior he sometimes deplores. John is Cecily’s guardian and is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Algernon Moncrieff
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Brilliantly witty and selfish nephew of Lady Bracknell and cousin to Gwendolen Fairfax. Ernest’s (John/Jack’s) best friend, he’s in love with Cecily Cardew.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Rev. Canon Chasuble
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Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. The pleasant rector on John/Jack’s estate who has a crush on Miss Prism.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Merriman, Butler
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The butler at Jack’s country estate.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Lane, Manservant
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Algernon’s manservant.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Lady Bracknell
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Domineering, cunning, mercenary and snobbish, she’s Gwendolen’s mother and is determined to see her daughter well-married. A formidable woman, Lady Bracknell is used to getting her own way most of the time.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Gwendolen Fairfax
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Algernon’s young, aristocratic and charmingly superficial cousin and Lady Bracknell’s daughter. She’s in love with John/Jack/Ernest.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Cecily Cardew
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A young woman given to romantic fantasies and intrigued by the wickedness of Jack’s brother. She is the simpler, more innocent country girl to Gwendolyn’s sophisticated city girl.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Miss Prism
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Cecily’s governess. She’s somewhat puritanical, but her softer side leans toward Dr. Chasuble. She once wrote an important novel.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60