The Theater Department announces open auditions and crew positions for the spring productions of our 2017-2018 season, “Secrets and Surprises.”

Open Auditions

Monday 12 February at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 13 February at 7:00 p.m.
Studio Theater, 248 North Third Street

Casting: 4 women and 5 men

Directed by Professor Michael O’Neill


First performed in 1895, this “trivial comedy for serious people” may be the funniest play in the English language. Not only does Wilde demonstrate his legendary wit in every line, he also has brought his characters to life with decency and warmth. Each role requires a semblance of a British accent; women will be corseted; men will wear hats and gloves.

Those auditioning should be familiar with the play. You will be asked to do cold readings from various sections at auditions. For a PDF copy of The Importance of Being Earnest, click here: The Importance of Being Earnest

Please download a copy of the audition form, fill it out, and bring it with you to auditions. Click here: Audition Form Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest will play in the Weiss Theater [Buck Hall, 219 North Third Street] on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 April, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 21 April at 2:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 26 and 27 April, at 7:30 p.m.; and, on Saturday 28 April at either 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

We typically rehearse Sunday through Thursday evenings. All cast and crew positions are open, except for stage manager; academic credit is available for all roles [THTR 120 for .25 credits] and for most crew positions [THTR 121 for .25 credits].

Questions? Need more information?

Contact Professor O’Neill

email: OR phone: 610.330.5326


Production and Technical Crews

The Theater Department is seeking students interested in joining the Technical Crew for our exciting fall productions of It Can’t Happen Here, The Drowsy Chaperone, and A Christmas Carol.
All positions are volunteer or are available for course credit via THTR 121 Practicum. For course credit, an add/drop form must be filled out and approved by the Department Head.

If interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact:
Alexander Owens at