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Auditions

The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are generally held our Annex (2132 Renard Court) near the Annapolis Mall, unless otherwise noted. Colonial Players welcomes actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Auditioners are encouraged to download and print the audition form available on our downloads page, fill it in, and bring it to auditions. (The form cannot be filled in on-line.)

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You may opt to attach a photo in the space indicated, or one will be taken at auditions.

Note: It is Colonial Players, Inc. policy that all persons involved with a production are or become members. The fee is $10 per year. First time volunteers receive a complimentary membership, valid through the end of the current membership year. If cast, your membership status will be reviewed and non-current members will be asked to renew. Your participation in auditions indicates understanding of and agreement with this policy.


The Liar

Adapted by David Ives from the play
by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Steve Tobin

Performance Dates

January 16 - February 7, 2015

Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m., with one additional performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 25

Auditions

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Sunday, November 2, 2014: sign-in starting at 5:00 p.m., auditions begin at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, November 3, 2014: sign-in starting at 6:00 p.m., auditions begin at 6:30 p.m.

Callbacks

Individual actors will be notified following the auditions, if needed.

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: callbacks begin at 6:30 p.m.

General Information

  • Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions beginning promptly at the start times listed above.
  • Late arrivals can be accommodated only as time permits. If you know you will be late, please make prior arrangements with the director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • To expedite the sign-in process, the audition form is available on the Downloads page of our website under Forms and can be downloaded and completed in advance of arrival. Please bring the completed form with your resume or list of experience and a headshot or recent photo. If you do not have recent photo, one will be taken at sign in.
  • Actors are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts between auditions and February 7, 2015.
  • Auditions will consist of an optional prepared monologue and cold readings from the script.

For more information, please contact the director, Steve Tobin, by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Show Synopsis

Dorante is newly arrived in Paris, eager to make a name for himself and to find love. He has one character flaw: he is incapable of telling the truth. Cliton, his servant, is incapable of telling a lie. Together, they pursue ladies they meet in the Tuileries Gardens, while avoiding jealous suitors, matchmaking relatives, and mistaken identities which lead to unintended consequences.

The show is a thoroughly modern translation in pentameter of a 17th century French farce. Think Molière meets Mel Brooks!

Character Breakdown

(Note: Ages listed are approximate appearance of the characters, not actor age.)

Dorante (male, 22-30): The 17th century “playboy”; witty, energetic, enthusiastic, inventive, and fearless in his lying.

Cliton (male, 18-30): Dorante’s trusty servant. He cannot tell a lie but is in awe of Dorante’s easy lifestyle and wants to be free of the constraints of “the truth.”

Clarice (female, 18-25): A young lady of Paris, from a wealthy family. Educated and beautiful, she, too, has a bit of the “live life to the fullest” philosophy.

Lucrece (female, 18-25): Clarice's best friend. Also lovely, smart, and wealthy but cautious and circumspect.

Sabine/Isabelle (female, 18-25): Identical twins who serve Clarice and Lucrece (respectively). While Sabine is puritanical and strict, Isabelle is a vivacious flirt. These two roles are played by the same actress with some serious quick changes of costume. 

Geronte (male, 50-70): Dorante’s father. Honorable, well-meaning, a gentleman, and a bit befuddled by the goings-on around him.

Alcippe (male, 22-30): A wealthy young man of Paris. A close acquaintance of Dorante and the secret fiancé of Clarice.

Philiste (male, 22-30): Alcippe’s close friend and chief supporter.

Two StagehandsThese mute roles will be expected to act and interact with the cast, as well as move set pieces and furniture. They need to be comfortable “performing,” but there are no lines to learn.