Auditions

Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo
Adapted by E.P. Dowdall, From the translation by Florence Laszlo

Directed by Brandon Moore
Produced by Nicole Moore

Auditions (by appointment):
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 7:30pm-10:00pm.
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1:00pm-5:00pm.

If you are unable to attend the scheduled dates, please contact the Producer and we will see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Call-backs (if necessary):
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 7:30pm

Rehearsals:
Schedule will be set after casting. Rehearsals are usually held three evenings per week and Sunday afternoons. Actors may not be called for all rehearsals. Mandatory dress and technical rehearsals are November 5, 12, 13, 2017.

Performances:
November 14, 16 (Previews), 17-18, 19 (Matinee), 22-25, 28-30, December 1-2, 2017.
Location: The Curtain Club, 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill.

Story:
A comedy set at Christmas 1937 in Budapest, Hungary in Hammerschmidt’s Parfumerie, an established family firm that is falling onto hard times. In this workplace comedy, the staff of the Parfumerie bicker, seduce, undermine, support, stumble, redeem, and fall in and out of love in the hectic final sales days before Christmas.

Characters:
The staff of the Parfumerie:
George Horvath. Senior clerk. Late 20s. Spends the day bickering with Amalia, unaware that he has been exchanging anonymous love letters with her.
Amalia Balash. Clerk. Mid 20s. Spends the day bickering with George, unaware that she has been secretly exchanging anonymous love letters with him.
Miklos Hammerschmidt. Owner of the Parfumerie. 60s. A gentleman. His business is struggling and his marriage is at a crossroads.
Sipos. Senior clerk. Mid-fifties. Supports a large family, and desperate to keep his job.
Steven Kadar. Clerk. Flexible age. Slick “man about town / operator” who will use anyone to get what he wants.
Ilona Ritter. Clerk. Says she’s 25, but in her 30s. Flirtatious, romantic, and eager to be in a relationship.
Elizabeth Molnar. Cashier. Flexible age. Capable of being both maternal and sarcastic.
Arpad Novack. Delivery boy. Late teens or early 20s. Rough around the edges. Ambitious and eager to please.
Fritz. The new delivery boy. Late teens. Trying to make a good impression.

The visitors to the Parfumerie. These roles may be doubled-up.
Policeman.
Detective.
Customers (At least 3 women and 1 man.)

General Notes:
• The Curtain Club is an award-winning community theatre in Richmond Hill that has been operating for over 60 years, performing in our own theatre at Newkirk and Elgin Mills Road. We are an entirely volunteer organization.
• This is a non-paying, non-Equity production.
• You are encouraged to have read the script prior to the auditions. Copies will be available to be borrowed for a limited period of time, with a $20 cash deposit refunded upon the script’s safe return.
• Auditions will consist of readings from the script. A two-minute comedic monologue (non-contemporary) is requested from anyone who has never acted before at The Curtain Club, and if the director is unfamiliar with your work.

Audition Info:
• TO BOOK AN AUDITION – email the producer at willowrose@pathcom.com. Indicate your preferred audition date, time and the character(s) for whom you wish to read. Attach a resume and recent headshot.
• To obtain a copy of the script please contact the Producer. There is a $20 deposit which is returnable upon return of the script in good condition.

Contact Info (email preferred):
For more information contact Nicole Moore at willowrose@pathcom.com (905.508.5253)

The Curtain Club is a non-profit, non-equity community theater group. If you are cast in this show you MUST become a member of The Curtain Club. Membership fees are $10.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.