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Isaac's Eye

Director: Andy Callis
Audition Date: August 22, 6:30-9pm
Callback Date: August 23, 6:30-9pm
Location: LCC Black Box Theatre - Gannon Building, Room 1422


Isaac Newton
Robert Hooke
Actor/Dying Man Named Sam

Cold readings from the script

Pages 49-55 - Isaac - Catherine
Page 71 - Sam
Pages 72-77 - Isaac - Robert
Pages 84-90 - Robert-Catherine
Pages 102-110 - Issac - Actor - Catherine

Lucas Hnath reimagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world a young Isaac Newton inhabited in Isaac’s Eye, exploring the dreams and longings that drove the rural farm boy to become one of the greatest thinkers in modern science.

Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Director: Mary Job
Audition Dates: September 11 and 12, 6:30-9pm
Documents:  Audition Form  Audition Sides
Location: LCC Black Box Theatre - Gannon Building, Room 1422
Rehearsals Start: September 18
Show Dates: November 10-12, 17-19


LCC is looking for an ethnically, racially and gender diverse cast of approximately 10 actors to play the following roles. All the characters, except Elinor and Marianne are doubled. Cross dressing is entirely possible! For example, the role John Willoughby/Gossip can be played by a female or non-binary actor and vice versa for several female roles.

Elinor Dashwood: 19, the eldest Dashwood sister, responsible, practical, reserved, all too conscious of what people expect.

Marianne Dashwood: 16-17, the middle Dashwood sister, very emotional, romantic, defiantly unconcerned about what people expect.

Margaret Dashwood: 10-13, the youngest Dashwood sister, desperate to grow up.

Mrs. Dashwood: 40, the Dashwood sisters’ mother, protective, good-natured, optimistic.

Colonel Brandon: 40, wealthy bachelor, restrained. In love with Marianne.

John Willoughby: 20’s, very handsome, romantic, charming.

John Dashwood: Early 30’s Dashwood sisters’ half-brother, weak-willed, he married a wealthy woman and is completely under her thumb.

Fanny Dashwood: Late 20’s, wife of John Dashwood, selfish, manipulative.

Edward Ferrars: Mid-late 20’s. Fanny and Robert’s friendly, practical older brother, a bit shy and awkward around women.

Sir John Middleton: 40’s a distant Dashwood relation, jovial, generous, vulgar. The classic country squire.

Mrs. Jennings: 60’s, a well-meaning, noisy, boisterous dowager, Sir John Middleton’s mother in law.

Lady Middleton: 30’s Sir John’s wife, over-bred.

Mrs. Ferrars: 50’s Edward, John & Fanny’s mother, manipulative and snooty.

Lucy Steele: 16-19, a socially ambitious, fortune seeking young woman who while outwardly sweet, flatters and lies to get what she wants.

Anne Steele: Early 20’s. Lucy’s older sister, a man-crazy chatterbox, who is not bad at heart but causes a great deal of harm due to a severe lack of both common sense and discretion.

Robert Ferrars: Early 20’s, Edward and Fanny’s younger brother, conceited and shallow.

Gossips: (5) a chorus of high-society figures, animals and other characters, doubled with the cast above. They continually comment on the action and on more than one occasion move the action forward (physically as well as psychologically!).

Servants, Doctor: doubled with cast above.

Summary of Plot
The comfortable world of the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and romantic Marianne - is turned topsy-turvy when their father dies and leaves them, their mother and young sister financially and socially vulnerable. Elinor (the practical one) and Marianne (the romantic one) must navigate the delicate social rules of Regency England, potential romances and new (and perhaps unreliable) acquaintances under radically changed circumstances.

Jane Austen’s classic novel is brought to life in this sassy, high energy and dynamic stage adaptation of Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill which utilizes a chorus of lively Gossips to enhance the sense of a socially stifling world, and encourages inventive choreography, bold characterization, and creative doubling to produce a fresh take on a well-beloved story. (See scenes from the world premier of this play by Bedlam Theatre at

The NYTimes called the play "an unconditional delight", "a bouncy, jaunty take on Austen... that "remains true to the values and priorities of its source. The classic Austen preoccupation with real estate, income, class, reputation, and equilibrium in life are all rendered brightly and legibly here." While The Wall Street Journal stated that it was "by far the smartest Jane Austen adaptation to come along since Amy Heckerling's Clueless and at least as much fun."

Perusal Scripts available. For further information, contact Mary Job at