Auditions Feb. 4 for ‘Nights of Shakespeare’s Midsummer’

Published 5:02 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Absolute Theatre Company  in Hendersonville, N.C. will hold auditions Saturday, Feb. 4 for the premiere of “Nights of Shakespeare’s Midsummer.”
This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s life around the time he wrote “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The plague had closed the Globe Theatre. Being sent home, Shakespeare is faced with the death of his twin son, Hamnet, while writing his best-known comedy. All actors play dual roles and weave a tale of truths and the traditional “Midsummer Night’s Dream” fantasies.
The auditions will be held at the Lab Theatre on the campus of Hendersonville Christian School at 708 South Grove St, Hendersonville. The audition schedule will be as follows:
• 9 a.m. – Females and males ages 15-26 for lead roles
• 10 a.m. – Females and males ages 30-65 for lead roles, including Shakespeare and business partner Richard Burbage and wife Anne
• 11:30 a.m. – Children on the smallish size for roles 6-13 years old for leads Judith and Hamnet/Puck. Also auditioning at this time will be all fairies and elves.
The show will open in May with rehearsals Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, call company director Kate B
righton at 828-243-4562.
– article submitted
by Kate Brighton