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Hay Fever Casting Call-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1557222
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-28-17
Audition Date 04-16-18 Submission deadline 04-15-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Hay Fever is one of Noel Coward’s most durable comedies, continuing to delight audiences with its astute observations on family relationships and rivalries. The action takes place in the house of the Bliss family over the course of a weekend. Judith Bliss, a retired actress, her writer husband David, and their two grown-up children, Simon and Sorel, have all privately invited guests for the weekend, unbeknownst to anyone else. As the guests arrive, it becomes clear that it is not them who will be the problem, but the family themselves. Although Judith has supposedly retired from the stage, the nightmare weekend becomes her own private play, and her family become the supporting actors. Over the top and theatrical in their actions, the Bliss family delight in winding each other up and provoking a dramatic reaction from each other. As the weekend wears on, each guest pairs off with the wrong person with dramatic effects. Confused and angered by the strange behaviour of the their hosts, the guests all agree that they must leave straight away. Creeping out of the house, they are unnoticed by the Bliss family who are, once again, engaged in a daft, passionate argument about David’s book. Although it is not packed with as many witty one liners as many of Coward’s plays are, Hay Fever provides a shrewd, farcical look at a dysfunctional family oblivious to their ill-mannered behavior. their ill-mannered behavior.

Role # 1 Sorel Bliss
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sorel is Judith and David Bliss's daughter. Sorel and her brother come from money, but they are siblings as we know them: fighting one minute, and best buddies the next.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 2 Simon Bliss
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Simon is Judith and David Bliss's son. He loves to rib his sister.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 3 Clara
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Clara is the Bliss family maid. She's a bit rough around the edges.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 4 Judith Bliss
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Judith is a retired English actress. She misses her younger years, and is looking for someone to tell her she's still beautiful and desireable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 5 David Bliss
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David is a novelist who is looking for his next muse. He, like Judith, seems to be in a bit of a mid-life crisis.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 6 Sandy Tyrell
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Sandy is the young man Judith invites for the weekend. He's a stud, and he's enamoured with Judith.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 7 Myrna Arundel
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Myrna is Simon's weekend guest. She doesn't really want to spend time with Simon, but wants to meet David.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 8 Richard Greatham
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Richard is a proper English diplomat, and Sorel's weekend guest. He's a bit stiff, but likeable.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 9 Jackie Coryton
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

David's weekend guest. She's kind of a good-hearted ditz.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35