Engaged! – Script Snippets Available

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The Florentine Players announce auditions for their upcoming show in August. This fantastic farcical comedy is sure to be a crowd pleaser and will be extraordinarily fun for the cast and crew as well.

Engaged! by W. S. Gilbert – “As one character pledges his love, in the most poetic and romantic language possible, to every single woman in the play; the innocent Scottish rustics are revealed to be making a living through throwing trains off the lines and then charging the passengers for services, and, in general, romance is gladly thrown over in favor of monetary gain.” – Unknown reviewer from the show’s original run.

Directed by Molly Anderson, this show calls for 5 men and 5 women. 2 Women and 1 Man will need to have a Scottish accent if possible (the accent is written into the script and can be coached if needed).

Audition pieces are attached  – see attachments (below).

Audition Dates:
June 7, 2015 at 6:00 – Florence City Hall – 29th & State St.
June 8, 2015 at 7:00 – Florence City Hall – 29th & State St.

Show Dates:
August 13, 14 and 15 – Doors open at 6:00, Curtain at 7:00

We will likely have a read thru shortly after casting and then resume rehearsals after July 4th. This will give the cast a chance to get familiar with their roles. Rehearsal commitment until Sunday, August 9 will be no more than 3 rehearsals per week. Crew volunteers are strongly encouraged as well.

Attachment:

Free To Good Home – Shelving Unit

The Florentine Players are giving away a free shelving unit. The unit is 48.5″ W x 59″ H x 29.5″ deep.

If you’re interested, contact Diane Lemen by email at caratconsulting@cox.net by Friday, May 22, 2015. The shelving unit is currently located at the Fire Barn.

 

 

Florentine Player General Meeting & Cast Party

There will be a General Meeting and Cast Party on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Florence Depot.

The main dish, pop, and beer will be provided. the latter compliments of the Florence Historical Foundation.

In case of rain, we will go indoors at the City Hall (Green Room).

– Carol Hodges

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see our 51st Annual Melodrama “No Name City or Florence, the Finest Seat in the County” which ran May 7 – 9th, 2015.  Without your involvement and support, we could not do what we do for the area of Florence and the Florence Historical Society.  Thank you again!

Audition Notice: Engaged! A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts

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This year I am very excited to have been chosen to direct a show that will leave the audience rolling in their seats. Engaged! brings us a man in love with the idea of being in love. He proposes to every woman he sees, and things get a little tricky when he proposes to his best friend’s gal – and she falls for it! The dialogue in this show is timeless. Written and first performed in 1877 you will not believe how this comedy continues to make audiences laugh out loud. Show dates are August 13, 14, and 15. Auditions will be held Sunday, June 7, at 6:00 PM and Monday, June 8, and 7:00 PM. I’ll need 5 men and 5 women to round out this cast (a few smaller parts will require less rehearsal time). I look forward to seeing many of you at auditions!

– Molly Anderson, Director

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