Sunday, January 10, 2010

Announcing auditions: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Audition dates have been announced for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), the fourth production in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2009-2010 MainStage season. Auditions will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 17 and Monday, January 18 in the Civic Theatre office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Director Laurie Russell asks that all auditioners prepare a memorized monologue no longer than two minutes in length.

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) lives up to all the hype. The greatest playwright, 37 full-length plays including Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and many more, all chopped up (Macbeth) eaten (Titus Andronicus) and regurgitated (more titles than you might think) and ... well you get the idea.

Warning! This show is a high-speed, roller-coaster ride of all of Shakespeare's plays and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders and/or people inclined to motion sickness.

"Pithier than Python ... irresistible" - The New York Times

"If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll LOVE this show!" -The Today Show

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) will open Friday, March 12 and run through Sunday, March 28.

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