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With Language By Oscar Wilde and Modernization By CC, Vermont Theatre Company is proud to announce auditions for Earnest! A trivial comedy for serious people. Open auditions will be held on January 8 from 2 - 4 p.m. or 7 - 9 p.m. and January 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. at  Hooker Dunham Theater and Gallery. Actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and will be asked to read sides. Sides are available in advance by contacting the director. To schedule an alternate audition time, please email the director at


Performances will be held at Hooker Dunham Theater and Gallery from April 14 - 16 and 21 - 23, 2023.


This version of Oscar Wilde's wittiest play will be like no other version available. CC has taken great care to Reimagine and Modernize this classic to fit in with today's society. This is the story of Algernon, the middle class black sheep in a family of successful entrepreneurs, and his lifelong quest to utilize his 23&Me results to cause chaos. Along the way he accidentally brings light to a horrible family secret and tragedy. Full of zany characters. Like The Aunt who owns a world renown fashion company. Her adopted child, who is a little too interested in the name of Algernon's best friend. A love interest with an active AO3 fanfiction account. A tutor with a secret past who's in a torrid love affair with the local priest. And a best friend who gets dragged kicking and screaming along on this Wilde Bunburying Adventure.


We are currently seeking Actors age 18 and up of all genders to play a number of wonderful characters. This show is LGBTQ+ friendly and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to audition.

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