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Auditions for The Tempest

Monday & Tuesday, April 22nd & 23rd

The Playhouse will be holding auditions for Shakespeare's The Tempest April 22nd and 23rd, Monday and Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 9 pm.

Parts are available for 10 males and 5 females ages 16 to 65. Participants will read from the script. A prepared tragic or comic Shakespearean monologue 2 to 3 minutes is encouraged but not required. No previous experience in this genre necessary.

The production will open June 28 and close July 20. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Monday through Wednesday evenings starting April 28.

Sides will not be provided but participants may request passages with which to audition.

Our Director, Robin Frome's Concept for The Tempest


My concept for our production of The Tempest centers around the early 19th century European circus style. The idea of the '3 Ring circus' coincides with the theme of Prospero, as the 'ringmaster', controlling the events that make up the plot of the play. Each ring represents a different sub plot. One is delineated for the courting of Prospero's daughter, Miranda, to Ferdinand. Another ring is set for Caliban's carousing of the two clowns, Stephano and Trinculo to usurp Prospero. The third ring is for the Royal shipwrecked crew and the development of the vicious plot devised between Antonio and Sebastian.

The technical aspects of the show will reflect this concept with circus colors, footlights, circus character costumes and sound effects. I was also inspired by Shakespeare scholars' musings over Prospero being autobiographical to the author and his idea of creating characters and plots in all his plays as Prospero does in the play.

Scholars have also postulated that since this was one of Shakespeare's last plays, it may have been written to be a sort of swan song for the Bard; in my concept, the Ringmaster's last circus.
Mon, April 22, 6:30 - 9 PM
Tues, April 23, 6:30 - 9 PM

At the Playhouse
5 Route 39 N
Sherman, CT 06784

For more information please email the director, Robin Frome at Frome@snet.net.
By Buck Henry, Terry Johnson, Calder Willingham, Charles Webb
Directed by Susan Abrams

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2:00 p.m. Sun Matinee
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