United Players Of Vancouver

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

United Players holds open auditions for each play of the season. Auditions are posted on the following:

• This webpage.
• United Players Facebook page.
• The Casting Workbook.
• Vancouver Actors Guide.
• Vancouver Public Library auditions e-blast.

Audition Notices
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Additional Information
Call 604-224-8007 or email info@unitedplayers.com

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A FLEA IN HER EAR - AUDITIONS

A New Version of Gorges Feydeau’s Farce by DAVID IVES.

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THE PRODUCTION

Production Director: Brian C. Parkinson
Rehearsal Dates: Approx. Jan 25 – Mar 25, 2020 (Tue/Thu eves, Sat/Sun afternoons)
Production Dates: Mar 26 – Apr 19, 2020 (Thu-Sun)

AUDITION INFORMATION

Booking Auditions: Please send audition requests to lindabegg52@gmail.com
Please attach .pdf resumé & headshot.
Audition Requirements: When you book an audition, Sides will be made available and date, time and location of the audition will be provided.

AUDITION TIMES & LOCATION

Audition Times & Location: (Can’t make these dates? Others may be possible by request)
Thursday, November 21, 2019. 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019.  2:00pm – 6:00pm
Callbacks:  Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  6:00pm – 10:00pm

THE PLAY

A suggestive perfumed letter leads a respectable high-society couple to Paris’s most notorious hotel where everyone’s fidelity is put to the test and mistaken identity, bruised egos and romantic flirtations create comic disaster.  When the bourgeoisie let their peccadilloes out to play, propriety takes a vacation, ribaldry rules the roost and A Flea In Her Ear earns its reputation as perhaps the greatest farce ever written.

THE ROLES

In this artfully intoxicating confection of French bedroom farce, comedy of manners and Monty Python there are 14 delightful roles – five are female and nine are male. Ages range from early 20s to 60+.

Victor Chandebise (age range 40-50)
Victor is a somewhat reserved but very likeable man. He’s amiable enough but hasn’t much of a sense of humour. He is the classic placid, faithful, middle aged comfortable husband who has lived the life of the bourgeois gentilhomme. His no-nonsense business savvy has provided a wealthy existence for him and his beautiful wife, but it’s a life without excitement. That is all about to change dramatically!

 

Raymonde Chandebise (age range 35-45)
Elegant, charming, beautiful, scheming, jealous and not without her insecurities, Raymonde is everything a turn-of-the-century wife should be. Within the conservative confines of her home, Raymonde lives a tranquil and charmed life. But when she decides to mistrust her husband’s fidelity, this ‘flea in her ear’ drives her to take matters into her own hands, inciting utter chaos in her life!

 

Don Carlos Homenides de Histangua (age range 40-50)
The explosively fiery Spanish husband of Lucienne and a potential client of Chandebise’s insurance company, Histangua brings irrational and combustible meaning to the very idea of the hot-blooded, jealous Latin lover. Of the gamut of human emotions, he readily plays all of them with gusto, literally filling the stage every time he is on it!

 

Lucienne Homenides de Histangua (age range 35-45)
Enchanting, charming and alluring she is also strong willed, fiery and mischievous. Raymonde’s oldest and dearest friend of Raymonde, Lucienne is her confidante and unintentionally her confederate in creating the chaos that invades her household. In the process, she inadvertently triggers the eruption that sends her impassioned husband scrambling for his pistols.

 

Camille Chandebise (late teens to early 20s)
Camille lives in his Uncle Victor’s house and works as his secretary. Due to a rare speech disorder, he is only able to pronounce vowels – not consonants – that is until he uses a silver palate the doctor gives him. Good hearted, good natured, earnest and industrious, Camille is also adept at projecting an image of innocence and naiveté, an image that is exposed at a local hotel!

 

Antoinette (age range 25-35)
The wife of the Chandebise household butler Etienne, Antoinett is the household cook. She is pert, saucy, sly, and every ounce a coquette – with everyone but her husband. The current object of her flirtatious attentions is Camille, and she seems determined not to let her marriage to Etienne disrupt her social life.

 

Ferraillon (age range 40-55)
The owner and manager of the Frisky Puss Hotel, he believes his hotel should be run with military precision and discipline. Indeed, he is a former sergeant-major; imposing, intimidating and humourless, he nevertheless has a warm spot in his heart for his troops – those who staff his disreputable hotel.

 

Poche (age range 40-50)
A delightfully drunken and undisciplined ex-military bellman at the Frisky Puss Hotel, Poche is played by the same actor who plays Victor Chandebise.

 

Dr. Finache (age range 45-60)
The Chief medical examiner of Paris Life Insurance Company, Dr. Finache is an educated and witty man who is an old friend of the Chandebise family. While he is a medical doctor he also has some unconventional non-medical interests; he is one of the most dedicated rogues and libertines in Paris.

 

Romain Tournel (age range 35-45)
Tournel is a charming and somewhat conceited business associate of Victor Chandebise. He fancies himself as quite a gigolo, but it’s clear that his pomade is too thick and his charm too thin.

 

Etienne (age range 30-35)
The pompous, egocentric and arrogant household butler for the Chandebise household, Etienne is a much better butler than he is a husband.

 

Olimpia (age range 40-55)
A woman with a past, Olympia is the devoted and loving wife of Feraillon with whom she runs the Frisky Puss Hotel.

 

Eugenie (mid 20s)
The smart, pert and cheeky young upstairs maid at the Frisky Puss Hotel.

 

Baptiste (age range 40-70)
A harmless sot, Baptiste is an employee as old as the hotel who serves as an unusual decoy at it, ensuring the privacy of hotel patrons by confusing any ill-timed police raids.

 

Rugby (age range 40-70)
An odd upper-class Englishman who is both frustrated and confused. A Monty Python-esque addition to the mad world of the Frisky Puss Hotel.

MAPS AND DIRECTIONS

LOCATIONS

Jericho Arts Centre:
1675 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5

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Jericho Hill Centre. Phoenix Room:
4196 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 4J5

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DIRECTIONS TO PHOENIX ROOM

The Jericho Hill Centre is the first driveway up the hill after the Jericho Garrison. Both are on the south side of West 4th Avenue. If you come via Transit there is a bus stop at the foot of the driveway (going east) and immediately across the road (going west).

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DIRECTIONS TO PHOENIX ROOM

The Building is above the parking lot on your right. The entrance is on the left hand side of the building as you face it. There will be a sandwich board for United Players outside. Once entering, follow the signs to the Phoenix Room.

(Left: Inside building schematic)

LOCATIONS

Jericho Arts Centre:
1675 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5

See in Google maps

Jericho Hill Centre. Phoenix Room:
4196 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 4J5

See in Google Maps

DIRECTIONS TO PHOENIX ROOM

The Jericho Hill Centre is the first driveway up the hill after the Jericho Garrison. Both are on the south side of West 4th Avenue. If you come via Transit there is a bus stop at the foot of the driveway (going east) and immediately across the road (going west).

The Building is above the parking lot on your right. The entrance is on the left hand side of the building as you face it. There will be a sandwich board for United Players outside. Once entering, follow the signs to the Phoenix Room.