Open Auditions for Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play. Sides will be provided during the auditions. Rehearsals begin on August 21st and will be every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening. Please bring a list of potential conflicts to auditions.
Audition Dates: August 14th & 15th from 7 PM to 10 PM.
Rehearsals: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings beginning August 21st.
Directed by Jessica Watson
Stage Manager: Brian Watson
Produced by RAC & ITC’s Shakespeare in the Park
Auditions to be held at The Reilly Arts Center: 500 NE 9th St. – Ocala, FL 34470
All positions are paid. If you would like to audition, but cannot be at the set audition dates, please email Jessica in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will try to accommodate you.
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Show dates: October 15th, 2016
About the Play
In As You Like It, witty words and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers. Orlando’s older brother, Oliver, treats him badly and refuses him his small inheritance from their father’s estate; Oliver schemes instead to have Orlando die in a wrestling match. Meanwhile, Duke Frederick has forced his older brother, Duke Senior, into exile in the Forest of Arden.
Duke Senior’s daughter, Rosalind, and Duke Frederick’s daughter, Celia, meet the victorious Orlando at the wrestling match; Orlando and Rosalind fall in love. Banished by her uncle, Rosalind assumes a male identity and leaves with Celia and their fool, Touchstone. Orlando flees Oliver’s murderous plots.
In the Forest of Arden, Rosalind, in her male disguise, forms a teasing friendship with Orlando. Oliver, searching for Orlando, reforms after Orlando saves his life. Rosalind reveals her identity, triggering several weddings, including her own with Orlando and Celia’s with Oliver. Duke Frederick restores the dukedom to Duke Senior, who leaves the forest with his followers.