Roles are available for six females and seven males. Female roles include Cora - Italian house maid (minor role), 20-80 years old, Italian accent preferred; Alda - a woman of about 28 (play 25-30), major role, her manner suggests a restrained restlessness and hunger, blasé, with unsatisfied emotion playing with it, slight Italian accent preferred; Duchess Stephanie - a “dark” and mysterious-looking woman of about 40 (play 40-45), major role, Italian accent preferred; Princess of San Luca - a fair, sweet, maternal and solicitous woman of 40-45, major role, slight Italian accent preferred; Rhoda Fenton - a handsome, straightforward English girl of about 24, major role, English accent preferred; Grazia (Princess of San Luca’s daughter) - a lovely girl of 18, charming and gentle but oddly remote, major lead role, Italian accent. Male roles include Fedele - Italian butler (minor role), 20-80 years old, Italian accent preferred; Duke Lambert - a man of about 45 (play 45-50) with an air of good health and good breeding, major lead role, Italian accent; Baron Cesarea - a rough and frank man of 75 (play 75) with a merry eye and positive outlook, major role, Italian accent; Corrado (Duke’s son) - a handsome, fun-seeking, mannered man of 22, major role, Italian accent; Eric Fenton (Rhoda’s brother) - an intelligent-looking Englishman of about 22, English accent; Prince Sirki (Shadow) - a man of distinguished appearance with the pleasantly modulated voice of a man of the world, he is “Death,” but he has charisma, laced with dread, must have a strong - not melodramatic - presence (although fantastical, this role must be played with a reality of character - nothing overt), play 30-35, slight Russian accent; Major Whitread - a lean, tanned, distinguished soldier of about 40 (play 40-50), minor role, English accent preferred.
“Death Takes a Holiday” will play weekends from November 16 through December 23 at the Santa Paula Theater Center. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. This is a non-union production. There is no pay. For more information or to make an auditions appointment, please contact Leticia Mattson at 805-878-5201 or via email at LPMattson@verizon.net. Walk-ups will also be welcomed. www.santapaulatheatercenter.org.