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A Theatrical Repertory Season, with a twist.

The Importance of Being Earnest  - - An Ideal Husband

The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Company is pleased to announce auditions for PTAC GOES WILDE, a theatrical repertory season, with a twist. PTAC GOES WILDE will consist of a live production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and a recorded audio production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Actors who are cast will be expected to rehearse and perform a full scale production of The Importance of Being Earnest, with rehearsals starting in June and performances on August 19, 20, & 22, as well as to participate in a table read and no more than 2 recording sessions of An Ideal Husband. (All rehearsals, recording sessions, and performances for both productions will be listed on a comprehensive schedule upon casting. 

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will take place at the Church of the Assumption,

131 Union Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566.


The Importance of Being Earnest: It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, rather conveniently, claim they can only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and most bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage. Character List


An Ideal Husband: At a distinguished dinner party in Grosvenor Square, London, an unexpected -- and unwelcome -- guest arrives. Deceit and lies weave themselves throughout as Wilde pulls the curtain on the hypocrisy of moralistic Victorian society. With wit and gaiety, Wilde paints a scathing critique of gossips, income gaps, sexist attitudes, and the perils of protecting one’s morals. Character List


Please note that all CDC and NYS DOH guidelines will be followed for COVID safety. While auditioning, actors will not be required to wear a mask, although masks will be worn by other individuals in the audition and waiting rooms, and masks will be required while actors are not actively auditioning. At this time, we intend that rehearsals will be conducted socially distanced when possible, and for the majority of the rehearsal process, everyone will be required to wear a mask. As we get closer to the performance dates (one to two weeks out), actors will be asked to remove their masks while actively rehearsing. Temperature checks will be required at every rehearsal and actors and crew will be expected to be diligent in their hand washing, sanitizing, and personal space. Please note that the director & production team are fully vaccinated, and the safety of our cast and crew is our highest priority.