Audition Notice – The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare.
The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s early plays, it is also his shortest. It is one of his most farcical comedies containing slapstick humour, mistaken identity, puns and word play.
The Comedy of Errors is set in the Greek city of Ephesus and tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth.
Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which is also the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. —
Cast of Characters Solina – Duchess of Ephesus Egeon – A merchant of Syracuse – father of the Antipholus twins Emilia – Antipholus’ lost mother – wife to Egeon Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse – twin brothers, sons of Egeon and Emilia Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse – twin brothers, bondmen, each serving his respective Antipholus Adriana – wife of Antipholus of Ephesus Luciana – Adriana’s sister Nell/Luce – kitchen wench/maid to Adriana Balthazar – a merchant Angelo – a Goldsmith Courtesan First merchant – friend to Antipholus of Syracuse Second merchant – to whom Angelo is in debt Doctor Pinch – a conjuring schoolmaster Gaoler, Headsman, Officers, and other Attendants I see the Dromios as genderless so anyone may audition for these roles (they do have the lion’s share of the laughs in the play). —
AUDITIONS: Sunday 8th November 2020 and Monday 9th November 2020 Audition venue: The New Fortune Theatre, Arts Building University of Western Australia.
For an audition on Sunday 8 November at the New Fortune Theatre, book an audition at: https://www.slottr.com/sheets/18255540 For an audition on Monday 9 November at the New Fortune Theater, book an audition at: https://www.slottr.com/sheets/18255542 (Copy and paste the address into your browser)
PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY THE DATE AND TIME OF YOUR AUDITION === Please prepare the following: A Shakespeare monologue from your repertoire. It can be anything but you’ll need to deliver it fast AND make it funny at the same time. OR A prepared reading of one of the following: Antipholus’ speech Adriana’s speech Dromio’s scene These are available at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c1uijao2jhc6zfx/AABKaVreKj8tnxPlj4WEqWFHa?dl=0 If you choose to do a reading I need to see that you can handle the language so please DON’T try to sight read it on the day. — Depending on availability rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday afternoons, commencing on Monday 30 November. Sundays may be added in the February 2020 due to a shorter rehearsal period than normal. This is unpaid community theatre — About the author: A guy named William Shakespeare, you may have heard of him.
About the director: David Cotgreave is a versatile professional of the highest calibre boasting a career spanning thirty years across every artform. David is a very experienced performer having created over sixty-two roles. Highlights have been Alfieri (A View from the Bridge), Malcolm (Macbeth) and Bassario (Merchant of Venice) for GRADS, Jake (Jake’s Women) for the Old Mill Theatre, Uncle Louis (Lost in Yonkers) for Playlovers, Presley Stray (The Pitchfork Disney) for The Gordian Theatre Company, Tom Hackford (The Accrington Pals) @ WAAPA and Derek (Derek) for the Hayman Theatre Company. David has also received two performance awards, best actor in a play (Lost in Yonkers) and best actor in a short film (The Pacifist). David’s passion extends to all aspects of his arts and events career having been the Production Manager at the highest level in the Arts industry. His credits include: the Sydney Theatre Company; WA Academy of Performing Arts; the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; Festival of Perth, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and more recently the West Australian Ballet. The Comedy of Errors will be David’s Shakespearian debut as a director. Less
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