Auditions for A Phoenix Too Frequent

The Waterworks Players is holding auditions on December 2nd and 3rd for its February 2019 production of A Phoenix Too Frequent. Written by Christopher Fry, A Phoenix Too Frequent is a one-act comedy that has been adopted for television for audiences in Europe and Australia.

Jordan Whiley will direct the production. The play concerns a young widow, Dynamene, who has gone to her husband’s tomb to starve herself to death so that she can join him in the afterlife. But when a handsome soldier, Tegeus, wanders into the tomb, her resolve is put to the test.

We are seeking 3 actors of various ages for the following roles (character ages are approximate):

  • Dynamene – (female, age 30-40) a beautiful young widow, ready to die from grief over the death of her husband Virilius, a bureaucrat.
  • Tegeus – (male, age 25-35) a handsome officer in the army whose job entails guarding dead bodies of criminals.
  • Doto – (female, age 20-30) is the maid of Dynamene and is not quite so pious as the woman she serves.

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Monday, December 2nd and 3rd at the Waterworks Theater. There will be cold readings from the script. In addition, we need a number of stagehands to assist during technical week rehearsals and the five public performances.

The show runs February 8, 9, 15, & 16 at 8 pm. In addition, there will be a matinee on February 10 at 2 pm. Rehearsals will begin in early January.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Waterworks Players at 434-392-3452 or