Show: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
Theater: Town and Country Players
Theater Website: http://townandcountryplayers.org/index.html
Theater Phone: (215) 348-7566
Start date of auditions: 05/18/2019
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Director: Sheldon Bruce Zeff, Producer: Nancy Ridgeway
Show Dates: Friday Aug 30 8:00pm, Saturday Aug 31 8:00pm, Sunday Sep 1 2:00pm Thursday Sep 5 8:00pm, Friday Sep 6 8:00pm, Saturday 7 8:00pm, Sunday Sep 8 2:00pm
Thursday Sep 12 8:00pm, Friday Sep 13 8:00pm, Saturday Sep 14 8:00pm
Audition Dates: Saturday May 18, 10am-4pm
Sunday May 19, 10am-4pm
Callbacks: (invitation only) Monday May 20, 7-10pm
Location: Town and Country Players, 4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA (Holloway Hall – entrance in back)
Walk-ins are welcome however, a scheduled audition is appreciated. Email the Producer, Nancy Ridgeway at: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your audition. Please include your resume and headshot (if available).
‘Complete…Shakespeare’ parodies the plays and sonnets of the Bard. They are performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance, with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation. The script contains many humorous references. However, improvisation plays an important part and will be utilized throughout the process.
The play begins with Romeo and Juliet, then we go to a playful Titus Andronicus. And then, Othello as a Rap Song. Along with the Comedies as a Mash-up, and the Histories as a Football game. Hijinks galore!! One added element…we pay homage to Monty Python!
Have a 60-90 second Shakespearean monologue. Or, the equivalent (Marlowe, Kyd, Jonson).
Be prepared for Cold Readings from the script.
Bring comfortable clothes. There will be choreographed movement.
THREE PERFORMERS: 3 MALES
MUST have performed SHAKESPEARE!
MUST be able to MOVE WITH CHOREOGRAPHY!
MUST be able to IMPROV & HAVE COMIC ABILITIES!