Auditions for: Enchanted April
January 29th & 30th, Registration at 6:30pm, Auditions begin at 7:00pm
Show dates: April 14th-30th
Sweet-natured Lotty Wilton is suffering depression from the bleak London winter, and from an oppressive relationship with her pompous solicitor husband. When she sees an advertisement in the paper to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April, an idyllic spot “for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” she jumps at the chance to escape her downtrodden existence. Sensing an instant kinship with fellow housewife Rose Arnott, a severely angelic woman with sorrows of her own, Lotty persuades her along on the adventure. Seeking to reduce the costs, the two ladies find Caroline Bramble, a beautiful and exhausted socialite, and Mrs. Graves, an overbearing widow, to round out the party. As the month passes, verdant sun-drenched San Salvatore works its magic on each sad and hardened heart, healing grief and bringing hope. And with the arrival of two chastened husbands and one attractive young artist, romance blooms again. Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim’s beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I Enchanted April offers to its characters, and viewers, a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.
Character Descriptions (Ages reflect ages of the character, not necessarily age of the actor):
LOTTY WILTON, 30, a Hampstead housewife
MELLERSH WILTON, 32, her husband, a solicitor
ROSE ARNOTT, 40, a Hampstead housewife
FREDERICK ARNOTT, 45, her husband, a writer
CAROLINE BRAMBLE, 25, a socialite
ANTONY WILDING, 25, an artist
MRS. GRAVES, 70s, a London matron
COSTANZA, 60s, an Italian housekeeper
To learn more about using an Italian dialect, please visit: https://www.dialectsarchive.com/enchanted-april
If you have any questions, please contact Director Jaimee Giammanco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Ridgedale Player’s current Covid-19 policy is that if cast, proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required by first rehearsal.