Monday, April 23, 2012


Acting Unlimited, Inc is announcing open auditions for two shows to be run together in performance in June under the title THE COMPLETE WOMEN OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.  The auditions will be held on Sunday, May 6th from 1-4 pm and Monday, May 7th from 6 to 7:15 pm at Theatre 810.

The show will run June 8-10 and 15-17 at Theatre 810.

For more information, call Acting Unlimited at 873-1548.  You will receive a return call.

Synopses and cast lists follow below:
     Second Best Bed:

One of the most fascinating mysteries dealing with William Shakespeare is the fact that he left his wife, Ann Hathaway, nothing but his "second best bed." This odd bequest has puzzled biographers for centuries. The play opens as several gossipy neighbors visit Anne's cottage. They already know of the bequest and are anxious to see Anne's reaction when she hears the news, which is about to be delivered by Shakespeare's two daughters, Judith and Susanna. The women are cheated out of their amusement by Anne's fierce faith in her husband, even though his wealth has been left to others. However, the bard was never one to leave things as they seem and by curtain time Anne has discovered just how greatly Will loved and needed her. It's a surprise ending that catches not only Anne unaware but the audience as well. A delightful romantic comedy, extremely simple to stage. About twenty minutes.
     Dorothy - Anne's Maidservant
     Virginia - Neighbour, gossip
     Nell - Neighbour, gossip
     Prudence - Neighbour, gossip
     Marchette - Lawyer's Sister
     Anne Hathaway - Shakespeare's Widow
     Judith Shakespeare - Youngest Daughter
     Susanna Shakespeare - Hall - Eldest Daughter

     When Shakespeares' Ladies Meet:
Imagine the fun when six of Shakespeare's heroines get together to discuss the universal topic—love. That's what happens in this thirty-minute playlet. Juliet has just fallen in love with Romeo and the other ladies of the Bard's imagination convene to enlighten her on the best method of conducting a romance.
     Portia - (Merchant of Venice)
     Katharine - (Taming of the Shrew)
     Ophelia - (Hamlet)
     Desdemona  - (Othello)
     Juliet - (Romeo & Juliet)
     Cleopatra - (Anthony & Cleopatra)

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