Auditions for “Private Lives”

Aug 17 - Sep 16

Aug 17 – Sep 16

By Noël Coward

Directed by Mark Heulitt and Dean Johnson
Produced by Cathy Johnson

Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel in France in the 1930s, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and a roundelay of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart, and new partnerships are formed. A uniquely humorous play boasting numerous successful Broadway runs with stars like Coward himself, Laurence Olivier, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Lawrence, Tammy Grimes, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor. Revived in 2002 by the Royal National Theatre in a production that sparkled on Broadway, Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written! “Gorgeous, dazzling, fantastically funny.” – The New York Times. “A gleaming and gleeful comedy.” – The New York Post. “A brilliant comedy. A very funny play.” – Newsweek.

AUDITION INFO: Auditions will take place at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse June 17th and 18th at 7 PM-10 PM, with callbacks on June 20th at 7 PM-10 PM. All ethnicities encouraged to audition. Please email for your audition appointment and bring a headshot/resume along with any potential conflicts. Auditions and callbacks will consist of readings from the script; sides will be made available on our website. This is a NON-UNION, NON-PAYING production. Walk-ups accepted, but please note that people with appointments will be given priority. Contact the producer with questions or to make an audition appointment at


SIBYL CHASE – Optimistic to the point of being almost naïve. Married to Elyot, she feels jealous of Amanda. Conventional in her opinions and thoughts.

ELYOT CHASE – Artistic, charming, rich, and a little abrasive. He has a quick and cunning wit and is ruled by his passion for Amanda and kindness towards his current wife, Sibyl.

VICTOR PRYNNE – Amanda’s second husband, an English gentlemen with traditional views of how men and women should behave. Well-intentioned but a little stiff.

AMANDA PRYNNE – Formerly married to Elyot. She is spirited and independent, a woman with unconventional opinions.

LOUISE – Great comedic timing required. Amanda’s maid with a mind of her own. Will be required to speak French.

Presented with special permission from Samuel French, Inc.

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