The Kingfisher Theater presents
Sir Patient Fancy
by Aphra Behn
directed by Kevin Dedes
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Sir Patient Fancy’s daughter Isabella is in love with Lodwick, Lady Knowell’s son. Lady Knowell’s daughter, Lucretia, is in love with Leander, Sir Patient Fancy’s nephew. Neither Fancy nor Knowell like these match-ups at all. To further complicate matters, Lady Knowell wants Lucretia to marry Sir Credulous Easy, a country bumpkin; and Sir Patient Fancy wants Isabella to marry Fainlove, who is actually his own young wife’s secret lover! This rarely performed Restoration comedy by one of England’s earliest women playwrights is a raucously funny, bawdy romp, full of witty dialogue, mistaken identities, and sexual intrigue.
More on Aphra Behn here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphra_Behn
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:
Monday, February 15th from 7:00 – 9:00pm. (please send an e-mail to kdedes@thekingfishertheater if you cannot attend this audition but would still like to be considered for a role.)
AUDITION LOCATION: St John Fisher College – NURSING 105
**NOTE: As a Rochester-area theater and member of TheatreROCS, we encourage everyone to audition for both our production as well as RCP and Wallbyrd’s Romeo and Juliet (audition notice is here: http://www.wallbyrd.com/auditions). These shows do not conflict.**
PREPARATION: Auditions will consist of readings of sides from the script. E-texts of the uncut script are available online, including at http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/behn/fancy/fancy.html
If you have a comedic monologue, please bring it in. We are looking for actors of all ages, types, and abilities. We are an ensemble conservatory theater, and may cast against type.
Everyone is welcome!
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: The rehearsal schedule will be fully developed once casting is complete. Rehearsals will be in February and March 2016, with the show tentatively opening on April 8th. Generally we rehearse a few weekday evenings and some weekends.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Tentatively, there will be 3-4 performances a week: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday evenings, and Sunday matinees. More details upon final casting. Rough show dates are April 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24.
CASTING PRACTICES: The Kingfisher Theater adheres to the Actors Equity standard of encouraging and promoting Non-Traditional Casting. “Non-Traditional Casting is
designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for
women, actors of color, seniors and actors with disabilities in roles where
race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane.” The Kingfisher Theater will offer Buffalo/Rochester Special Appearance Equity Contracts to Equity actors who may be cast in this production.
The Kingfisher Theater believes that actors are the essence of theater and will make all efforts to compensate our actors for their work. As we are brand-new, the theater cannot guarantee compensation at this point, but will strive to meet this goal. We have been able to offer a little compensation to our actors for our first two productions.
ROLES AVAILABLE: No roles have been pre-cast. There may be doubling of roles.
Sir Patient Fancy – an old rich Alderman
Leander Fancy – his nephew
Wittmore – Gallant to Lady Fancy, a wild young fellow
Lodwick Knowell – Son to Lady Knowell, in love with Isabella
Sir Credulous Easy – A foolish country Knight.
Curry – His groom
Roger – a footman
Lady Fancy – Young wife to Sir Patient
Lady Knowell – An affected, learned woman, mother to Lodwick and Isabella
Lucretia – Daughter of Lady Knowell
Isabella – Daughter to Sir Patient Fancy
Fanny – Daughter to Sir Patient Fancy, 7 years old
Maundy – Lady Fancy’s woman
Betty – Waiting woman to Isabella