By Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell
Adapted from Molière


Scapin the Play, at Fountain Hills Theater in Fountain Hills, AZ

Saturday, February 4 at 12pm and Sunday, February 5 at 6pm
Callbacks (if required) Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm

March 24 – April 9, 2023
Performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm
(Possible extension through April 16)

A Play in the Mainstage Too! Theater

In this wild physical comedy, the crafty servant Scapin, jumps into the story as he first promises to help in affairs of his neighbor’s son, Octave, then to aid in those of his own charge, Leander. Both young men have fallen in love with unlikely, and penniless beauties, and both need money to help solve their dilemmas. Scapin knows a good ruse will always win the day and he drafts Sylvestre, Octave’s servant, into his schemes. Brimming with zany characters and improvisation, this play is an uproarious romp of hugely theatrical proportions.

To audition:
Auditioners are asked to prepare a short monologue and be prepared to read cold from the script.

Auditioners must:
– Completed digital audition form (at this link, or through above button)
– Headshot, and resume if available and not already submitted via link above

Video Auditions:
Must be submitted prior to February 4th, and may substitute for appearing at the Saturday and Sunday auditions. Auditioners must be available to attend in-person callbacks January 17 if required. Video should include a short monologue and be uploaded with a headshot, and a resume (if available) when filling out the digital audition form linked above.

FHT prefers and encourages auditioners to be vaccinated.

Characters’ ages are not set in stone. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges listed. All roles are open to all ethnicities.


OCTAVE (Argante’s son) “Rich Young Man Hopelessly in Love”, not too bright. Gullible. Age: Late teens thru 20’s

LEANDER (Geronte’s son) “Rich Young Man Hopelessly in Love”, not too bright. Hotheaded. Age: Late teens thru 20’s

ARGANTE (father of Octave) Stingy, prone to blustering and bullying. Age: “Fatherly”- must look older than their sons

GERONTE (father of Leander) Stingy, prone to blustering and bullying. Geronte has some very physical business. Age: “Fatherly”- must look older than their sons.

SCAPIN: Leander/Geronte’s servant. Wily, imaginative, resourceful. A physical role and star turn. Age: 25-45

SYLVESTRE: Octave/Argante’s servant. Gullible, easily manipulated by Scapin. Physical role. Age: flexible.

HYACINTH (beloved of Octave) “Poor Young Women Hopelessly in Love”. Hyacinth cries a lot. Small but colorful roles. Age: Late teens through 20’s

ZERBINETTE (beloved of Leander) “Poor Young Women Hopelessly in Love”. Zerbinette is a laugher. Small but colorful roles. Age: Late teens through 20’s.

: Hyacinth’s nurse. A savvy woman, she thinks all these people are fools. Few lines. 25-45? (Corresponds to Scapin’s.)

– an onstage keyboard player (organ or piano) who provides musical accompaniment, interacts with cast. No lines. Any age.

TWO MESSENGERS/GENDARMES/PORTERS – Multi-purpose characters who function in several scenes and interact with the cast. No spoken lines. Age: flexible, but must carry an actor on a stretcher, do pratfalls.

Fountain Hills Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible. The Theater is 100% funded by ticket sales and donations. Ticket sales alone do not cover operating expenses. For more information about donating or volunteering, please call 480.837.9661 x3 or read here.

Scapin is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC servicing the Dramatists Play Service Collection.