The Detroit Repertory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Theatre has a race-transcendent casting policy. All roles are open to any race, ethnicity and sometimes gender, unless germane to the play.

Auditions are held for each play 8-10 weeks before the play opens.  Notices will be posted here.  If you would like to be on the email list to receive audition notices directly, call (313) 868-1347, or email  


by James Armstrong
A World Premiere

Opens: March 23, 2017 - Closes: May 14, 2017
Director: Leah Smith
Audition Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Auditions begin at 6:30 pm. Equity and Non-Equity actors must call to make an appointment to audition. Equity actors will be seen first. Callbacks if necessary: Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

The play:

Based on a true event in 1858 in London (but turned upside down and bounced around), a teenage girl will go to great lengths to convince her father her life is over if she doesn't have the latest fashion - a silk bonnet. Unfortunately for her, her father is a political writer whose life is dedicated to teaching the principles of a communal economy and that material possessions are the preoccupation of the bourgeoisie. Also, they're broke.

When a scandalous letter containing sordid details about an affair between two famous people falls into their laps, the daughter sees dollar signs and her father sees immorality. Throw in a famous actress (who can't stop acting) and a bevy of characters (who all seem to look alike) and a hilarious tug of war ensues.

Roles Available:

Karl Marx: male, age 30 - 50, a German philosopher currently working as a journalist in London.

Jenny Marx: female, his teenage daughter.

That Guy: male, age 18 - 60, (multiple roles): A stranger, Arthur Smith, a Constable, a Landlord and a Great Author.

Nelly Ternan: female, age 18 - 40, an Actress.


Knowledge of the script is highly recommended.
Scripts are available at the Repertory and may be taken from the Theatre overnight with a $20 refundable deposit. The audition will consist of reading sides from the script. Sides will be provided. Also be prepared to do a one-minute monologue if asked.
Please call and make an appointment if you plan to audition. 313-868-1347