Classic Theater Guild Auditions for “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Classic Theater Guild is pleased to announce auditions for William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”.

Auditions are May 21st and 22nd at 7:00pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 2195 Eastern Pkwy, Schenectady, NY 12309.

-Please memorize a short comedic classic monologue (2 or 3 minutes long)
-We will also be reading sides from the show
-You may bring a current resume and headshot if you have one, but they are not required
-RSVP to Phil Bruns at phillipbruns@yahoo.com

Play Synopsis: Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of Shakespeare’s earlier comedies, and focuses on themes of masculine love and desire. The tale follows the King of Navarre and three of his men (Berowne, Dumaine, Longaville) as they attempt to take an oath to forswear the company of women. They devote themselves to studying and fasting for three years. It becomes increasingly difficult for them as the Princess of France and her ladies arrive, wishing to speak to the King.

Characters:
Ferdinand – King of Navarre (40s or older)
Berowne – An outspoken lord attending to the king (mid 20s-40s)
Longaville – A lord attending to the king (mid 20s-40s)
Dumaine – A lord attending to the king (mid 20s-40s)
Princess of France – Becomes the Queen of France later in the story (30s-50s)
Rosaline – A witty lady attending to the princess (20s-40s)
Maria – A lady attending to the princess (20s-40s)
Katherine – A lady attending to the princess (20s-40s)
Boyet – An elderly gossipy lord attending to the princess (40s or older)
Marcade – Messenger from France
Don Adriano de Armado – A Spanish braggart who thinks himself greater than he really is
Moth – Armado’s sharp-tongued page
Sir Nathaniel – The local curate
Holofernes – The schoolmaster
Dull – The local constable
Costard – Rival’s Armado for the affections of Jaquenetta
Jaquenetta – A country wench
Forester – A man attempting to keep up with the princess’ games of wit

– Ages are flexible for most characters unless otherwise indicated.
– We welcome all experienced applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, or physical ability.
– This is a non-equity, volunteer production.
– You must be available for rehearsal 3 or 4 days a week for rehearsals starting around 7pm.
– Performance dates are scheduled for the first and second weekends in August.
– All performances will be at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, NY.

If you have any questions, you can contact the director (Phil Bruns) at 518-894-8085, or email him at phillipbruns@yahoo.com.

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