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Theatre@First Auditions for “The Revenger’s Tragedy”
May 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until May 21, 2019
Join us to audition for our next production! Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on May 20 & 21, 2019.
THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY
by Thomas Middleton
Directed by Mary Parker
The Revenger’s Tragedy, probably by Thomas Middleton, is a cynical satire of the revenge tragedies that were popular in the Jacobean era. The murders are violent and ridiculous, and the heroes are little better than the villains. This production will be set in a 1940s failing circus to enhance the performative nature of revenge (and also because it is fun!). The people in the story have lived and toured with each other for most of their lives, so this cast will be encouraged to form a real ensemble. The characters know each other much too well, and long-simmering resentments are about to boil over.
There are also clowns, so please consider this a coulrophobia warning.
Performance dates are September 13-15 and 19-22.
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please visit the auditions page on our website to reserve a spot today:
Auditions will consist of cold scene readings. You do not need to prepare a monologue. Character descriptions and audition information (including sides) are provided in advance.
All of the characters are open to any actor regardless of age, race, or gender. Special skills like singing, juggling, or fancy yoga poses are appreciated, but not required. This is an old play, from Shakespeare’s time, so the language is similar to Shakespearean dialogue.