The Count of Monte Cristo
by Charles Morey
from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
We will be accepting video auditions for The Count of Monte Cristo until January 9th at 12:00 am. Please have a clear video and present a 1 – 2 minute monologue, be sure to include you name, age, roles that you would accept and any date conflicts. We do request that you can be seen in the video from head to toe.
Performance Dates: March 2 – 19, 2017
Thursday – Sunday
January – March
Mondays – Thursdays, 6 pm – 9 pm
Some Fridays and Saturdays are possible
Send video submissions to: email@example.com
The second round of live auditions at the theater will take place:
January 9 & 10, 2017
Directed by Joey Roderick
Betrayal, obsession, and redemption provide the backdrop for this compelling adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel. While unjustly imprisoned, Edmond Dantes befriends a neighboring inmate who bequeaths him an enormous treasure. Dantes eventually escapes and returns to society disguised as the Count of Monte Cristo with plans to enact his revenge on those who betrayed him. But as Dantes becomes increasingly consumed with his questfor vengeance, he finds himself losing his humanity and any hope of reconciling with the love of his life.
5 – 10 Females
5 – 10 Additional Characters/Backstage Crew
We can age up or down depending on the character.
Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo)
Gerard De Villefort
Heloise De Villefort
Valentine De Villefort
Rehearsals begin January 10 (dependant on casting) Generally Mon. – Thurs. 6pm-9pm
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays possible for scene work and full cast rehearsals
Show dates: March 2 – 19, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday)
Scripts will be available soon. Please read (or at least spark note) the book or watch the movie to understand the plot.
PLEASE PREPARE A DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE FOR THE AUDITION. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MONOLOGUE, ONE WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF THE AUDITION. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO AUDITION.
Call the box office for information. 706-632-9223
If needed, please use one of the following monologues for your audition:
That’s whose fault it is! It’s time you heard that! I had to be boss big shot in two weeks, and I’m through with it! Willy! I ran down eleven flights with a pen in my hand today. And suddenly I stopped, you hear me? And in the middle of that office building, do you hear this? I stopped in the middle of that building and I saw – the sky. I saw the things that I love in the world. The work and the food and the time to sit and smoke. And I looked at the pen and said to myself, what the hell am I grabbing this for? Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be? What am I doing in an office, making a contemptuous, begging fool of myself, when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am! Why can’t I say that, Willy? Pop! I’m a dime a dozen, and so are you! I am not a leader of men, Willy, and neither are you. You were never anything but a hard-working drummer who landed in the ash-can like all the rest of them! I’m one dollar an hour, Willy! I tried seven states and couldn’t raise it! A buck an hour! Do you gather my meaning? I’m not bringing home any prizes any more, and you’re going to stop waiting for me to bring them home! Will you let me go, for Christ’s sake? Will you take that phoney dream and burn it before something happens?
You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me. It is perfectly true, Torvald. When I was at home with papa, he told me his opinion about everything, and so I had the same opinions; and if I differed from him I concealed the fact, because he would not have liked it. He called me his doll-child, and he played with me just as I used to play with my dolls. And when I came to live with you–I mean that I was simply transferred from papa’s hands into yours. You arranged everything according to your own taste, and so I got the same tastes as your else I pretended to, I am really not quite sure which–I think sometimes the one and sometimes the other. When I look back on it, it seems to me as if I had been living here like a poor woman–just from hand to mouth. I have existed merely to perform tricks for you, Torvald. But you would have it so. You and papa have committed a great sin against me. It is your fault that I have made nothing of my life.
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