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TICKETS: (260) 422-4226 or Artstix

Audition Notice: Great Expectations

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

7:00 PM

First Missionary Church
701 W Rudisill Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Performances November 12, 13, 14 & 18, 19, 20, 21

Seeking: seven adults (2 women, 5 men), ranging in age from 20 to 70.  Six adults will play over 40 roles:

1 male (looks 20s) plays Pip throughout his life.

1 female (20s) plays Estella and Biddy, along with other smaller roles.
1 female (40s-50s) plays Mrs. Joe and Miss Havisham, along with other roles.
2 males (50+) play Magwitch, Pumblechook, Jaggers and many smaller roles.
2 males (20s-40s) play Mr. Wopsle, Herbert Pocket, Joe Gargery, Bentley Drummle, and many smaller roles.

All must have strong ability to sustain one or more British dialects. This is a highly physical and demanding show for the entire cast, who create characters and scenes in full view of the audience.

Rehearsals begin September 21 and continue on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. Performances will be in the ArtsLab black box theater on the Arts United campus, E. Main Street.

In a graveyard on Christmas Eve, an escaped convict looms up out of the mist…and orphan Pip’s life is changed forever. Charles Dickens’ famous coming of age novel follows Pip’s education and career, shadowed by a mystery: who is his benefactor? Is it the reclusive Miss Havisham, who teases him with her beautiful ward, Estella?  Why is Jaggers the lawyer so secretive? And why does Magwitch the convict turn up again in the dead of night? One of the greatest novels of all time comes vividly to life in this tour de force for seven actors playing 40 roles. Dickens’ unforgettable characters tell a story of loyalty, heartache, and ultimate redemption.

For more information, contact Lauren Nichols at  or (260) 246-1989.

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