The Tremper Theatre Program produces four full-length theatrical productions per academic year. Any Student within KUSD is able to audition. Tremper's annual musical is cast through the KUSD Theatre Arts Program auditions. Please contact the Tremper Theatre office at 262-359-2163 with any questions.

Upcoming Auditions

The Importance of Being Earnest

By

Oscar Wilde

Performance Dates: May 16-18, 23-25
Performance Location: Tremper Studio Theater
Synopsis: Two bachelors, John 'Jack' Worthing and Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff, create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to 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.
Audition Dates: March 5-6
Audition Location: Tremper Studio Theater
Audition Details: Prepare a monologue from the play. Please attempt an RP British accent. (Do your best; if cast, we’ll coach you.) For callbacks, sides from the play will be provided. Please familiarize yourself with the play.
Characters:
John "Jack" Worthing: Male, early 30's - J.P., aka Ernest, is a wealthy young gentleman who takes life seriously. He's a friend of Algernon whose behavior he sometimes deplores. John is Cecily's guardian and is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.
Algernon Moncrieff: Male, early 30's - The brilliantly witty and blithely selfish nephew of Lady Bracknell and cousin to Gwendolen Fairfax. He's Ernest's (John/Jack's) best friend. He's in love with Cecily Cardew.
Gwendolen Fairfax: Female, early 20's - Algernon's young, aristocratic and charmingly superficial cousin and Lady Bracknell's daughter. She’s in love with John/Jack/Ernest.
Lady Bracknell: Female, 55 - Domineering, cunning, mercenary and snobbish. She’s Gwendolen's mother, and she means to see her daughter well-married. A formidable woman, Lady Bracknell is used to having her own way in all ways
Cecily Cardew: Female, early 20's - a young woman given to romantic fantasies and intrigued by the wickedness of Jack’s brother. She is the simpler, more innocent country girl to Gwendolyn's sophisticated city girl.
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. (Doctor of Divinity): Male, 55 - The pleasant rector on John/Jack's estate and has a crush on Miss Prism.
Miss Prism: Female, 50 - Cecily's pedantic governess. She’s somewhat puritanical, but her softer side leans toward Dr. Chasuble. She once wrote an important novel.
Merriman: 30-50's - The butler at Jack's country estate.
Lane: Male, 30-40's - Algernon's manservant.
Rehearsal Information: Rehearsals will begin March 12. Rehearsals will typically run from 3:30 until 7:00. There will be some Saturday rehearsals from 10 AM-1 PM: March 23, April 6, April 13. Also May 11-time TBD. There will be no rehearsals over spring break. A complete rehearsal calendar will be shared through KUSD Google Drive once the cast list is posted. The calendar will also appear on this website once rehearsals have begun. Cast members are not permitted to miss more than three rehearsals, unless absences were already scheduled, so please list all conflicts on your audition form.