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Great Expectations

Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens

Dinner theater production of
"Great Expectations"
Based on the classic novel 
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Directed by Caitlyn Buckwalter

Produced by Katie Burlington
Proposed Performance Schedule:
16 Performances in October 26 - November 12, 2023 (Thursday-Sunday)
At the Grand Tea Room in Escondido, CA

Rehearsals are now underway for this classic story. We are looking to cast immediately for a few remaining roles!

Pip, a country boy who is apprenticed to become a blacksmith, is summoned to the home of an eccentric spinster to be a playmate for her young ward, Estella. Pip soon falls for her but she treats him with cold indifference. Consequently he longs to be turned into a gentleman. The surprise ending is warm and delightfully satisfying. Dickens' sly humor is very affecting on stage.

                                             -ROLES OPEN-

Mr Jaggers: A "gentleman" lawyer from London - part lawyer part violent mobster. Mr Jaggers takes Pip under his wing at the bidding of Ms. Haversham. Ages 30s-60's. A functional English accent (proper/RP) is a plus. Imposing figure that can switch from refined gentleman to unthinkable criminal in an instant.

Video audition submissions are being accepted now. Non-Union actors are invited to apply! Audition submissions selected by the director will be invited to an in-person callback process.

To be considered please email the following materials to
(1) An 8.5 x 11" current headshot
(2) A theatrical resume
(3) A 1-minute monologues:

Those cast in the show will receive a $500 stipend. Rehearsals will take place 2-3 times a week (M/W evenings, + additional days as needed) in Escondido from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

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