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Oscar Wilde’s enduring social satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a comedic masterpiece that is one of the highpoints of Wilde’s artistic career.

THE ROLES (ages are somewhat flexible)
Role: Age Range Description
Lady Bracknell 50+ a force of nature; very opinionated and determined
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax 20’s – 30’s a young woman of society, knows what she wants
Cecily Cardew 19-25 ish lives a sheltered country life, knows what she wants
Miss Prism, Governess 40’s to 50’s lives with a secret, a bit of a scatter brain
Lane, Housekeeper 50+ very proper, is our female eye or witness to events
John (Jack) Worthing, J.P. late 20’s to 40 serious but trying hard not to be
Algernon Moncrieff late 20’s to 40 not serious but trying hard to be
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. late 40’s – 50’s takes himself seriously but may be a bit vague
Merriman, Maid or Butler 30+ works for Jack Worthing at his country house

Tuesday, June 19: 6:00 – 10 pm
Thursday, June 21: 6:00 – 10 pm
Saturday, June 23: 1 pm – 6 pm
Callbacks to be held the following week – June 27 & 28

Please prepare a short (2-3 minute) contemporary monologue. You may also be asked to read from the script, so it is highly recommended that you are familiar with the play. An online version is available at

E-mail your headshot and resume to Indicate the role(s) you’re interested in and your preferred audition time.

Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON (SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide Street East) Entry by Stage Door on Adelaide.

The Alumnae Theatre Company is a non-professional company that encourages diversity in membership & casting.

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