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Circle Theatre announces auditions for


An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grand Boeuf

By Michael Hollinger | Directed by Tim Long

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Initial Audition: Video submissions only. All auditioning must submit a video, headshot, and resume. 


Audition Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 29th at 8pm. 

Callbacks Requests: Callback requests  will be sent in the form of an email by Wednesday, December 29th at 5pm.


Callbacks: Callbacks will be held in person on Monday, January 3rd starting at 6pm at Circle Theatre. *Masks will be required at callbacks


First Rehearsal: February 15, 2022

Performance Dates: March 10, 2022  – April 2, 2022


*Due to continuing Actor’s Equity sanctions on theatrical procedures and processes caused by the pandemic, AEA members are advised to send in initial auditions via video submission. Callbacks will be in person using the guidelines of Actor’s Equity Association. Those called back will receive specific instructions at that time as to what procedures must be followed to comply with the AEA regulations. 


Auditions will consist of a reading from the show (link to audition sides below). Please prepare the material for the character you would like to read for. 


We highly suggest reading the script before the audition. Perusal copies of the script are available during business hours at Circle Theatre.



No menu necessary at the world’s greatest restaurant, the Café du Grand Boeuf in Paris. On a hot July night in 1961, we await the imminent arrival of Victor, the Café's owner and sole patron. But when “Monsieur” returns from the bullfights in Madrid, disheveled and morose, his wish is simple: to die of starvation at his own table. In an effort to thwart his attempt, his loyal staff prepares a sumptuous seven course meal served on empty plates. Will they succeed in ultimately feeding his soul? Join us this Spring to find out!




VICTOR – Perhaps fifty. Ideally, but not necessarily, a big bull of a man.


CLAUDE – Headwaiter, late thirties or forties.


MIMI – Waitress, thirties. Claude’s wife.


GASTON – Chef, forties.


ANTOINE*  – Waiter-in-training, late teens or early twenties.


MISS BERGER – Perhaps forty. Victor’s beloved.


*Antoine must play some musical instrument, though, not particularly well. Ideally it would be something unusual (tuba, trombone, bassoon, saxophone, etc). It should not be a “strolling” one (violin, accordion, etc).


Circle Theatre is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all artists, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. We respect and value diverse life experiences and will ensure that all voices are valued and heard. 


Equity and Non-Equity Members encouraged to audition - Equity Contracts Available. Circle Theatre is a member of the Equity Membership Candidacy program.


Housing and transportation are not provided for out of town hires.


If you have any questions please contact or call Circle Theatre's Box Office, 817.877.3040


Box Office hours: 12pm - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday 

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