Auditions & Casting February 4th & 5th 7:00 to 10:00 pm Riverside Community Players 4026 14th Street Riverside, CA 92501
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the sides from the show. Physical sides will also be available in person. All roles are open to all ethnicities.
Auditioners need only attend one night of auditions. Headshots and resumes are encouraged, but not required. Please note that not all actors who audition will be cast.
Synopsis: Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that's sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, "Save me, gods of ancient Greece!"…and the gods actually appear! The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounter the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption.
Rehearsals: March 11- April 18, Mon to Thurs at 7pm (tech rehearsal Saturday April 13 from 10am to 6pm)
Runs: April 19 – May 5
ALEKSI* (Male, any age): Loveable university custodian with a deep appreciation for ancient culture and art. He is a jovial Russian émigré with Homeric dreams of learning Greek himself and one day being a Classics professor.
ARISTIDE* (Male, any age): A local Greek salesman of colorfully embellished trinkets on the island of Naxos where he lives with his family. He knows everyone and everything that happens on his island, and serves as an introductory narrator to the story.
ARES* (Male, any age): The Greek God of War who is loud, intimidating, quick to be aggressive, and physically no match for opposing mortals. Brutish and demanding, he does not play around when it comes to satisfying himself with whatever his momentary desire might be. *Roles of Aristide, Aleksi and Ares may be played by one actor depending on turn out and actor rehearsal availability
BROOKLYN DE WOLFE (Female, 20s-30s): Former Grade-A student scholar turned world-class movie star; she is a big deal at her alma mater. Charming and alluring with a smile that “makes you believe in God,” she knows how to smooth-talk herself into the next big movie without missing a beat. Actress will also play Zoe in the first scene of the play.
DAPHNE RAIN (Female, 20s-30s): A young and esteemed American Classics professor from a liberal arts university. She is a passionate Hellenic scholar, currently working to mount a production of Euripides’ Medea as part of her Tenure Folio. Hiding behind her bookishness, hesitation, and self-imposed isolation, Daphne has a fiercely independent spirit and is on the verge of the adventure of her lifetime.
DEAN TRICKETT (Female, 40+) The Dean of the Classics Department at the university where Daphne teaches is a lusty “force of nature.” Hailing from England, her hearty gusto and “full throated laugh” simply can’t be tamed. She is staunchly passionate about her work and will do whatever it takes to see that the study of Classics is preserved and appreciated by the next generation.
DIONYSUS (Male, 40+): Celebrated Greek god of wine, fertility, revelry, and misrule incarnated here as a God of Comedy on a mission from his father Zeus. Lover of all things boisterous, anarchic and ecstatic, Dionysus is particularly thrilled to discover all the indulgences a twenty-first century college campus has to offer him.
RALPH SARGENT (Male, 20s-30s): Hellenistic studies rising-star who has just been hired as the new head of the Classics Department with Daphne and the Dean. He is work-obsessed, bursting with energy, and on the hunt for a ‘lost’ Euripides play, a find which could make his career and change the course of theater history.
THALIA (Female, any age): Ancient Greek muse of comedy and idyllic poetry, now Dionysus’s partner in comedic crime from Mt. Olympus. Thalia is a positivist who doesn’t get caught up in the details. Although she is not exactly “the sharpest sword in the armory” she makes up for it with self-confidence. She has a happy-go-lucky spirit and an “Achilles heel” of crushing hard and fast on attractive male mortals.
4026 Fourteenth St Riverside, CA 92501
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Due to the Arena seating style at RCP, no late seating is allowed. Those in a wheelchair will need to transfer to a theatre seat in order to comply with fire safety.