AUDITIONS: Comedy of Errors Directed by Florence McFarlane

Monday, 19 September 2011 @ 05:38 pm NZST

Contributed by: johnmarwick

‎16 October

Auditions for William Shakespeare's COMEDY OF ERRORS 

A wry look at Queensland's gold coast culture

Bard in the Yard Summer Shakespeare as part of the Welllington Fringe Festival 2012

Directed by Florence McFarlane
Performed by Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe, Eastbourne

Performances (outdoor if fine): 28, 29 February 1, 2, 3 March 2012

CAST - (Involves two sets of youngish blokes - twins)
Antipholus x 2: 1 pair of well set up men about town 
Dromio x 2: a pair of comic slaves/servants - one for each Antipholus
Aegeon, the old father of the two Antopholus - has a long opening speech with comic potential
Aemilia - his wife. Only appears at the end - having spent the intervening time as a recluse
Duke of Ephesus. Powerful, commanding, controls the town of Ephesus
Adriana wife of Antipholus of Ephesus - lovely but confused
Luciana, her sister - falls for her brother in law's twin
Luce, female servant to Adriana
Balthazar, merchant 
Angelo the Goldsmith - chases wrong twin for his money.
2 more merchants
The town 'bike' - Shakespeare calls her a courtesan
Pinch - a schoolmaster
Jailer, Officers, attendants
Plus various non-speaking others

I am looking for physicality and rapping skills in the younger cast members.

Auditions 16 October 2011. 

Call 5628116/ 0212068026 for time.
Prepare something to show your capabilities.

This is an early audition because I want to establish characterisation before people go off for the Christmas break. Cast will be expected to know lines by the first rehearsal Sunday 8 January. 

Rehearsing from 8 Jan 2012 at Muritai School Sun Tues & Thurs

Come one come all
Florence McFarlane - Director


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