High Springs Playhouse

High Springs Playhouse

High Springs Playhouse

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Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2021 – 2022 Season


SHOW DATES: October 1 – 24, 2021

Audition Dates: July 24 & 25 at 7pm

from the Novella by Henry James | A classic thriller adapted by: Jack Neary

Directed by Jennifer Applebee

Isolated in a sprawling manor in 19th century England, a governess is hired to watch a precocious young brother and sister in this haunting adaptation of Henry James’ classic novella. Though the governess bonds with the children at first, she quickly begins to suspect something is wrong when she sees the grotesque figures of the former governess and caretaker of the manor — both of whom are supposedly deceased. Is she seeing actual ghosts, or merely figments of her imagination? Fearing for her life and sanity, the governess begins an investigation to find out what happened to her predecessors and who else knows of their presence.


  • THE MASTER: 25 to 45 (yrs), male, extremely attractive London businessman. A confident bachelor with a large Essex estate, Bly Manor, guardian of his niece and nephew, Flora and Miles.
  • THE GOVERNESS: 18-30(yrs), female, young, impressionable, daughter of a parsonage vicar, with tales of Jane Eyre swirling in her mind. An attractive, educated woman with dreams beyond her sheltered existence.
  • FLORA: 8-12(yrs), female, a beautiful and angelic little girl. Has a playful and innocent charm. (note: requires use of profanity – i.e female dog/ said 3 times consecutively)
  • MILES: 10-15 (yrs), male, young master who studies at a boarding school in London, mischievous yet respectful and charming. Clever and precocious. (Note: requires use of profanity – i.e female dog/ said once)
  • MRS. GROSE: 25+ (yrs), female, direct and plain, confident caretaker of Bly manor.
  • MISS JESSEL: 18-30(yrs), female, former governess of Bly Manor who died under mysterious circumstances and whose spirit may be lingering. (Non-speaking role)
  • PETER QUINT: 20-40(yrs), male, former caretaker of Bly Manor, deceased presence whose alleged spirit is roaming the grounds. (Non-speaking role)


Preparation for Auditions: 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Note: accents are highly encouraged.

If you have questions you can email us at [email protected]



Auditions will be held at the High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave. (use for GPS navigation), High Springs, FL  32643

Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings but may vary by director.  Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

The High Springs Playhouse is a ‘Community Theater’ and we encourage anyone to audition for our season productions. Experience in theater is not required. We welcome theater enthusiasts from all walks of life.

When planning to audition for an HSP production, please consider researching the particular play to see which role(s) you would be interested in and to have an understanding of the story being told. Performers should plan on providing basic information about themselves to the show director and production staff and may be asked to ‘read for’ various roles during the audition. If possible, please print out the Audition Form below and bring it to the audition already filled out with your information.