THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare '70 will be holding open auditions for their June production of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Kelsey Theatre, on the campus at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ.
The cast of approximately 20 actors will be comprised of existing company members and new faces. All roles are open.
Performance dates are June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and July 1, 2018. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoon performances are at 2:00pm.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
Down on his luck, the disreputable Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman, and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor...
Company: Shakespeare '70
Director/Producer: John F. Erath, Ph.D.
Assistant Director: Janet Quartarone
Production Manager: Curt Foxworth
Stage Manager: Lili Timmes
Set Design and Tech Direction: Dale Simon
Sunday, January 14, 2017 - 6:30-9:00 PM
Monday, January 15, 2017 - 4:30-7:30 PM
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be seen on a time-available basis. To sign up for an audition appointment, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJcTekrBi8HysjFA3PuxifJZ9uXcqDg0EJIPykw9OwWavvdA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Auditions will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre.
Questions or comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE AUDITIONS:
Sides will also be available at the Facebook event page in late December. Additional readings from the play may be provided at the time of your audition if needed.
The readthrough will be in mid to late April, and rehearsals will begin directly following. We will rehearse two to three nights a week and Sunday afternoons. Please let us know about ALL potential conflicts between April 15 and July 1, 2018.
All age ranges are flexible, and Shakespeare '70 is interested in seeing all actors regardless of age or gender for future casting within the company.
Sir John Falstaff - Infamous lord interested in retiring after years in politics.
Bardolph, Pistol, Nym - Followers of Falstaff
Robin - Page to Falstaff
Messrs. Ford & Page - Two gentlemen dwelling at Windsor, whose wives become embroiled in Falstaff’s plot
William Page - A boy, son to Page.
Sir Hugh Evans - A Welshman
Doctor Caius - A French physician
Rugby - A servant to Doctor Caius
Mistress Quickly - Servant to Doctor Caius
Robert Shallow - Country Justice
Abraham Slender - Cousin to Shallow
Simple - Servant to Slender
Fenton - A young gentleman
The Host of the Garter Inn
Mistress Alice Ford
Mistress Margaret Page
All are welcome to audition!
Presented by: MCCC
Director: LouJ Stalsworth
Choreographer: Jody P Gazenbeek-Person
January 18th (6pm to 10pm)
January 20th (10am to 2pm).
Call backs will be on January 22nd from 6pm to finish (At the callbacks a dance audition is required, the dance combination will be taught by the choreographer.)
The Studio Theatre/CM122
Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Campus
-a monologue that is 2 minutes or less in length
-16 bars of a song in the style of the show.
NOTE: The show is open to people of all colors, shapes and sizes that are 18 and up. We will also see people aged 16 to 17 with parental consent.
Questions: contact Jody Gazenbeek-Person at email@example.com after January 9th.
Unleash your laughter when Forte Dramatic Productions, brings us A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy about marriage… and a dog. Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: “The dog phase of my life is definitely over.” But life has a way of giving you what you think you don’t want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart Labradoodle, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage in hilarious and touching ways.
Wednesday, Feb 7 from 7p-10p
Saturday, Feb 10 from 12p-4p
Auditions will be held at Mercer County Community College
AUDITION APPOINTMENTS & QUESTIONS:
To schedule an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Please prepare a short comedic monologue.
For those auditioning for the role(s) of Tom/ Phyllis/Leslie, please prepare two monologues featuring contrasting characters.
ALL ROLES OPEN, Non-union
SYLVIA (Female, 20's) – A stray dog found by Greg; she is lively and expressive, attractive; though she does not move on hands and knees for the entire play, the role requires a small degree of physicality; actress should be convincing as a cute, bouncy female “labradoodle” as well as being occasionally flirtatious.
GREG (Male, 40's, 50's) – Displays a wide range of quiet male emotion; he loves his suddenly-adopted dog Sylvia but seems to be going through an early midlife crisis in his work and his marriage.
KATE (Female, 40's, 50's) – Greg’s wife is a strong woman whose teaching career is on an upswing; she has little use for Greg’s issues and even less for his newfound best friend, Sylvia.
TOM, PHYLLIS, LESLIE (Any age) – ideally, these characters are played by a single actor (but director may consider additional casting). Tom is a regular guy who educates Greg about dog ownership. Phyllis is a hotshot Manhattanite, Kate’s friend from college, and is prone to drama and drinking. Leslie is a psychotherapist whose gender is open to question.
Fridays, May 11 & 18, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays, May 12 & 19 at 8pm
Sundays, May 13 & 20 at 2pm