March 29th at 7:00pm- 8:30pm
March 31st at 7:30pm-9:00pm
Callbacks April 2nd 3:00pm-6:00pm
The 23rd Annual Free Shakespeare In The Park : The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Everyone loves Sir John Falstaff but probably not quite as much as he loves himself! Mistress Ford, Mistress Page, and the entire town of Windsor have a plan to humble the bawdy, carousing knight.
Sir John Falstaff
Bardolph, Pistol, and Nym- followers of Falstaff
Robin- page to Falstaff
Messers. Ford & Page- two gentlemen dwelling at Windsor
William Page- a boy, son to Page.
Sir Hugh Evans- a Welsh parson
Doctor Caius- a French physician
Rugby- a servant to Doctor Caius
Mistress Quickly- servant to Doctor Caius
Robert Shallow- a County Justice
Abraham Slender- cousin to Shallow
Simple- servant to Slender
Fenton- a young gentleman
The Host of the Garter Inn
Anne Page- Mistress Page's daughter, in love with Fenton.
As She Likes It, a Stage Door Production
This is an original theatre piece containing short plays written by regional playwrights about the women of Shakespeare’s works, who often have small or underdeveloped roles to play. Now, in As She Likes It, these women are given full voice to say things they didn’t have the opportunity to in the Bard’s world or do things that the “pipsqueak boys” who played them never did.
21 Female roles (casting 10-12 actors)
Anne Boleyn (20’s – 40’s) – female - the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII
Isabella (20’s-30’s) – female - a novice from Vienna
Ophelia (20’s-30’s) – female – Polonius’ daughter, Laertes’ sister and Hamlet’s one-time love
Queen Gertrude (40’s-60’s) – female – Hamlet’s mother
Beatriz (30’s) – female – a Puerto Rican woman in Central PA (based on Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing)
Yolanda (20’s) – female – a cousin and life-long friend of Beatriz (based on Hero from Much Ado About Nothing)
Juliet (teens – 20’s) – female – the young lover from Romeo & Juliet
Nurse (40’s – 60’s) – female – a rebellious version of the character from Romeo & Juliet
Lady Capulet (40’s – 50’s) – female – Juliet’s mother
Shakespeare (30’s-40’s) – ambiguous gender – the playwright
Melanie Gold (teens-20’s) – female – somewhat insecure student with typical teenage angst
Katherine (20’s – 40’s) – female – the character straight out of Shakespeare’s play; quick-tempered, insistent, droll with a vulnerable side
Harry (20’s-40’s) – female – stage manager; gruff, take-no-prisoners sort who has a job to do and does it
Cassandra (20’s – 40’s) – female – Trojan, both gifted and cursed with sight of things to come
Cressida (20’s) – female –Trojan, traded as a prisoner of war to the Greek army at her traitorous father’s request
Andromache (30’s-50’s) – female –Trojan, wife of Hector
Helen (20’s-30’s) – female – once of Sparta, now of Troy; wife of Menelaus, beloved of Paris
Hecuba (50’s-60’s) – female – Trojan, wife of Priam
Claudia (~35) – female – youngest Lear sister
Reenie (~40) – female – middle Lear sister
Gordy (~50) – female – oldest Lear sister
Actors are asked to present a monologue one to two minutes in length and bring a resume of their work. Monologues must be memorized. Head shots are not mandatory, but please bring a photo if you have no headshot.
Actors may audition for Merry Wives of Windsor (Free Shakespeare in the Park) and As She Likes It at the same time. Callbacks are scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd. Separate callbacks may be held as needed for As She Likes It.
All auditions must be scheduled in advance at 717-238-4111.