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Open Auditions for Noel Coward’s Play 'Hay Fever' at St. Mary’s College

August 16, 2010
Press Release #10-139


Public auditions for the department of theater, film, and media studies’ first play of the year at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Noel Coward’s comedy of manners, Hay Fever, will be held 6 -10 p.m. Wednesday, September 1,  in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center. Callbacks will be Thursday, September 2. Performance dates are October 14-17 and 21-24.

No experience is required to audition, although reading the play before auditioning is strongly recommended. Copies of the play are on reserve at the circulation desk of the college library. For your audition, prepare a contemporary monologue of your own choosing. Principal speaking roles are for four men and four women.

For further information, contact the director, Michael Ellis-Tolaydo, at or 240-895-4244.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, St. Mary’s is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest four-year graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2010 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Team champions.