Here is the chance of a lifetime! Be a part of the cast that opens 125 years to the day when The Importance of Being Earnest first opened. It's true ... MCP's production will open on February 14, 2020 and the premiere of this classic work by Oscar Wilde occurred February 14, 1895.

It's a valentine for the ages. We are going to invite folks to bring a sweetheart to see this "trivial comedy for serious people." Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make this Wilde's most endearingly popular play.


Director Mary Beringer and Producer Becca McLaughlin welcome you to auditions, which are being held at Theatre 42, located at 2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036.


Auditions will be held ...

Friday, November 1st from 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and
Sunday, November 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

There is no need to schedule an appointment.

Expect cold readings from the script.

If you wish to prepare a comedic monologue, that would be welcomed.

The play will require British accents.

The cast calls for 5 males and 4 females of varying ages ... 
John Worthing - (M 20-35) a wealthy young gentleman from the country, in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.
Algernon Moncrieff - (M 20-35) a rebellious young gentleman from London, the nephew of Lady Bracknell, in love with Cecily Cardew.
Gwendolen Fairfax - (F 20-35) a young city lady, in love with Jack Worthing.
Cecily Cardew - (F 20-35) a young country lady, the ward of Jack Worthing, in love with Algernon Moncrieff.
Lady Bracknell - (F 50+) a society lady, Gwendolen’s mother.
Rev. Canon Chasuble - (M 30+) the priest of Jack’s parish.
Miss Prism - (F 30+) Cecily’s uptight governess.
Merriman - (M 20+) Jack’s servant.
Lane - (M 20+) Algernon’s butler.

Performances will be ...
Friday, February 14th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 16th at 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20th at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 21st at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 PM

If you have questions regarding auditions or the play in general, please feel free to contact Mary Beringer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..