About the play: Thomas Lawrence was the pre-eminent English portrait artist of the early 1800’s, and good friend and portrait painter to the young future Queen of England. Both were known for their outrageous humor. When a serious and wealthy young man comes into Lawrence’s studio to have his portrait done by Lawrence it eventually sets off a scandal that rocked the monarchy. What actually happened behind those closed doors? The clues are in the painting which Lawrence kept hidden until his death. World Premiere.
5/15/18 - 5/31/18
6/1/18 - 6/17/18
5/13/18 6 to 10 PM
5/14/18 6 to 10 PM
Sir Thomas Lawrence, late 20's to 50's. The pre-eminent British painter of the early 19th century. With a quick wit, acerbic tongue, he's also a man who becomes a confidant to Princess Caroline, and develops an unusual fascination and attraction to John Joseph Henry. The age range can vary for this role since this is a "memory" play and he is recounting the events in his life to the audience.
Caroline of Brunswick, 20's. The royal princess is a complex woman who is at times can be demure, lustful, charming, cutting, witty, and sad. She is a modern woman trapped in the conventions of 19th century where women were seen as objects. Her lonely life is turned upside down when she meets John Joseph Henry.
King George IV, 20's to 30's. He is petulant, self centered, a playboy, and not terribly smart. He loathes his wife but must contend with her since divorce is impossible. He thinks of Thomas as a friend and is unaware that the feeling isn't mutual.
John Joseph Henry. 20's to 30's. A wealthy Irishman who comes to England to have his portrait painted without realizing he's entering a viper's nest. He is a genuine and caring soul that is attempting to distance himself from his problematic past and ends up roiled in palace intrigue. The secret he carries and tries to conceal is devastating and could destroy him and anyone he gets too close to him so he remains guarded at all times.
Cold reads will be done fro the script. lease bring headshot and resume.
Stipend and comp tickets.
To request an audition contact Mark-Brian Sonna at 214-477-4942 or via email at email@example.com Rehearsals will begin as soon as casting is complete.