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Auditions: Lear

William Shakespeare’s King Lear

Directed by Steve Murdock
Produced by Gretchen Pili & Geoffrey A. Cox

Performance Dates: June 1-24, 2012

Audition Dates: March 4 and 5, 7:00pm
House of Prayer
795 North Rose Street, Escondido


Callbacks: March 6, 7:00pm
Patio Playhouse Theatre
201 East Grand Avenue, Escondido

William Shakespeare’s tragedy of pride, greed, lust and the frailty of the human spirit. The production will be in modern dress with contemporary sets. All roles are available, and female actors are invited to read for many traditionally male roles, including Lear. The list of characters is as follows:

King Lear – 50+ m/f

Goneril – 35+ f

Regan – 28+ f

Cordelia – 18+ f

King of France – 20+ m

Duke of Burgundy – 20+ m

Duke of Cornwall – 30+ m

Duke of Albany – 25+ m/f

Earl of Kent – 40+ m

Earl of Gloster – 40+ m

Edgar – 25+ m

Edmund – 20+ m

Curan 20+ m/f

Old Man 50+ m/f

Physician 20+ m/f

Fool 25+ m/f

Oswald 15+ m/f

Officer 25+ m/f

Gentleman 25+ m

Herald 20+ m/f

Servants 15+ m/f

Supporting parts may be double cast. Actors may present a prepared Shakespearean monologue of three minutes or less in duration or read selections from the script. Sides will be made available at the audition.

If you have questions, call  the theatre, 760-746-6669,  or email Director Steve Murdock, grey@sbcglobal.net.