Elgin Theatre Company to hold auditions for Filumena

The Elgin Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming production of Filumena, a comedy by Eduardo DeFillipo. This production is directed by Sean Hargadon and is the third production of ETC’s 2023-2024 season.


Auditions for Filumena will be held on:

  • Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 6:00 pm
  • Monday, December 11, 2023, at 7:00 pm
  • Call backs will be on December 12, 2023.


Auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin, IL. 60120.

Audition Instructions:

This is an open call for auditions for Filumena. ETC is seeking actors of all races and ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and body types. No prior experience necessary. No appointment is needed. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. There is no pay.

  • Auditions will consist of cold reads of selected sides from the script.
  • A copy of your resume and headshot is preferred but not necessary to audition.
  • Bring a list of all scheduling conflicts for the months of January and February 2024.


Rehearsals begin in early January. Rehearsals run three evenings a week with occasional weekend days.

All rehearsals will be held at First United Methodist Church of Elgin, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin, IL. 60120.


Performances of Filumena will be held on February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25, 2024. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 PM and Sunday performances start at 2:00 PM. All performances will be held in the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street – Eighth Floor, Elgin, IL. 60120.


Filumena has lived with Domenico for years, but is about to be tossed a side for a younger woman. So when she pretends to be dying and invites him into a “deathbed marriage,” things to start to go awry as she miraculously stays alive. Even though he wants the marriage to be null and void, Filumena informs him she has three grown sons and one of them is his. But which one is it? This is a comedy about family, forgiveness, and reinvention.

 Actors Needed:

Filumena has the following roles:

  • Alfredo (40s-50s): Man. Trustworthy confidante and attendant to the man of the house. A comic character role. 
  • Diana (20s): Woman. A young, snobbish, physician assistant, who has eyes on the man of the house. A comic ingénue role.
  • Nocella (20s-40s): Man or Woman. A confident, easygoing lawyer, who advises the man of the house. A comic character role.


For more information about Elgin Theatre Company, go to: For information about the play and roles or contact director Sean Hargadon at


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