NOËL COWARD’S BRIEF ENCOUNTER
This play deftly explores the wild anticipation, tenderness, and heartbreak of an illicit English romance, circa 1938. Alec and Laura meet at a London train station. Both are happily married; both are content to be so; and both are naïve to their own latent desires for intimate connection, as well as the unbearable pain of unrequited love. Emma Rice’s adaptation of BRIEF ENCOUNTER integrates the songs of Noël Coward with his timeless, personal, and poignant text, bringing us one of the most exhilarating romances to hit the stage.
ADAPTED BY: Emma Rice
DIRECTED BY: Amy Cordileone
PERFORMANCE DATES: February 26 – March 6, 2016 (Provincetown Playhouse)
REHEARSALS BEGIN: Saturday, January 23, 2016
LOOKING FOR: ACTORS, SINGERS, & MUSICIANS
Performers of all ages, races, ethnicities, sizes, & genders are encouraged to audition.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
10 AM – 2 PM (10 min. appts.)
Pless Acting Lab
December 6, 2015
3 PM – 7 PM (As Needed)
Pless Acting Lab
Email Amy Cordileone to request an audition appointment.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
- Text: Sides will be provided upon confirmation of audition appointment. No monologue needed. All roles require a British dialect – either Received Standard or Southeast/Estuary English (see the CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS below). Dialect references available.
- Music: Please prepare 1-minute (16 bars) of an early-20th century standard (Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Coward, etc.). Feel free to email with questions or clarifications as needed. Piano accompaniment will be available. If you play an instrument and can accompany yourself, please do so (note: if you anything other than piano, please bring your own instrument to the audition).
Scripts will be available for checkout & perusal beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 35 West 4th Street, Room 1207 (12th floor).