Auditions for THR 451 – The Fall Show will be held on Friday, September 12 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. in the Berlind Rehearsal Room at Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. Five minute slots are available; sign up at

Show Description:
Father Flote has heard from God—make ‘em laugh! (even if you have to die doing it). Written in 1978, but set in 1347 during the black plague, Red Noses is at once contemporary and historical as Flote sets out to gather a ragtag group of performers to bring joy in the darkest of times. This edgy farce begs the question: what action would you take if all the rules suddenly changed?

At your audition, please be prepared to either tell a joke or bring in some trick like juggling, balancing something on your nose, standing on your head, belching on command, blowing giant bubbles, you know, something weird and quirky. Or sing a song, do a dance, play an instrument, or all of the above or some combination—ridiculous or sublime. Most importantly have some fun!

Questions, email Tracy Bersley at

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