Our American Cousin

Our American Cousin
directed by Pam Brown

April 10-12, 17-19, 2015

on Saturday, January 10, 2015 HAVE CHANGED!

Auditions will start promptly at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 10th and will consist of cold readings. Callbacks, if any, will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 11th

Our American Cousin is a farcical comedy whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish American to his aristocratic English relatives. Asa Trenchard has come to Trenchard Manor to stake claim to land which has been bequeathed to him by Squire Mark Trenchard…until he meets the lovely Mary Meredith (Mark Trenchard’s granddaughter), and he makes a big decision that affects his life and hers. Many other “quirky” characters come into play during his visit.  Although the 1858 play achieved great renown during its first few years and remained very popular throughout the second half of the 19th century, Our American Cousin is best remembered as the play Abraham Lincoln was attending at Ford’s Theatre when he was assassinated by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.

Performance dates are April 10-12, 14, and 17-19th, 2015.  Early auditions are to allow for costumes since it’s a period piece.  Rehearsals will begin mid to late February (Monday thru Friday 6:30-9:30 – this might change depending on cast needs)

CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)
Mrs. Skillet, a household maid
Mr. Buddicombe, valet to Lord Dundreary
Binny, butler to Sir Edward Trenchard
John Wickens, a gardener
Miss Florence Trenchard (Laura Keene), daughter of Sir Edward
Sir Edward Trenchard, Lord of Trenchard Manor
Mrs. Mountchessinton, a guest at Trenchard Manor
Miss Augusta Mountchessington, daughter to Mrs. Mountchessington
Lt. Vernon, Royal Navy – suitor of Florence
Lord Dundreary, a guest at Trenchard Manor
Miss Georgina Mountchessington, daughter of Mrs. Mountchessington
Asa Trenchard – Our American Cousin, the American cousin
Mr. Coyle, an attorney
Mr. Able Murcott, clerk to Mr. Coyle
Miss Mary Meredith, niece to Sir Edward

Director – Pam Brown
Asst. Director – Susan Jeffers
Original Music Arrangement/Accompanist – Mark Gifford
Stage Manager – Nicole Sylvester
Lighting Design – Kevin Zepp
Sound Design – David Snyder
Costume Design – Deb Iams
Props Design – Melody Sheehan
Set Design – T. David Parker