Broken Arrow Community Playhouse: Open Auditions!

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OPEN AUDITIONS! December 10, 2017 6:00 PM
“The Comedy of Errors”
By William Shakespeare

The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse will be auditioning for “The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare on Sunday December 10, 2017 at 6 PM at the Playhouse located at 1800 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow.

Set in a modern-day American city, The Comedy of Errors will be directed by Robert Reynolds. Auditions are open and will include cold readings from the script. We are looking for 14 men and 5 women age range 20’s to 60’s. Resumes and Photos not required but helpful. Audition Form available on the Call Board page of the web site. http://www.bacptheatre.com. Performance dates will be February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2018, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00.

Synopsis
The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Character Descriptions
(Age ranges flexible)

SOLINUS Duke of Ephesus – A just but merciful ruler.

EGEON- A Syracusan merchant, Father of the two Antipholi, husband of the Abbess Aemilia.

ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS – Brought up in Corinth, never knowing his father, and brought to Ephesus by Duke Menaphon of Corinth. Well respected merchant in Ephesus and Adriana’s husband.

ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE – Twin Brother of Antipholus of Ephesus and son of Ageon, he has been traveling the world with his slave, Dromio of Syracuse, trying to find his long-lost brother and mother.

DROMIO OF EPHESUS -The bumbling, comical slave of Antipholus of Ephesus. Twin to Dromio of Syracuse.

DROMIO OF SYRACUSE – The bumbling, comical slave of Antipholus of Syracuse. Twin Brother of Dromio of Ephesus.

BALTHAZAR – A merchant of Ephesus and a friend of the local Antipholus.

ANGELO – A goldsmith and friend to Antipholus of Ephesus.
FIRST MERCHANT – The first merchant warns Antipholus of Syracuse to hide his identity, given the penalty for a Syracusian to be caught in Ephesus.

SECOND MERCHANT – the Second Merchant is on the verge of a journey to Persia, and therefore needs every penny he can get.

DOCTOR PINCH – School teacher, conjurer and would be exorcist hired by Adriana to cure Antipholus of Ephesus of his madness.

AEMILIA – Abbess and long lost wife of Egeon and mother to the two Antipholi.

ADRIANA – Wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, a fierce and jealous woman.

LUCIANA – Adriana’s unmarried sister and object of Antipholus of Syracuse’s affections.

LUCE – Also known as Nell, the heavy-set maid of Antipholus of Ephesus and wife of Dromio of Ephesus.

COURTEZAN – Expensive prostitute and counts Antipholus of Ephesus among her favored clients.

JAILER – has custody of Egeon, and accompanies him in his search for someone to pay his ransom.

MESSENGER – warns Adriana to flee from her husband, who has broken loose from his bonds.

OFFICER – The officer is a debt recovery officer, who can be hired to arrest defaulters.

HEADSMAN-The headsman is in charge of executing Egeon and leads him to his death.


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