CORVALLIS, Ore. – Open auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s popular summer event, Bard in the Quad, will take place at 6 p.m. May 15 and 16 in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. Call-backs may be held May 17 if needed.
Bard in the Quad, an annual production featuring Shakespeare plays in a casual, outdoor summer atmosphere, will return for its 11th season with a production of the romantic comedy, “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”
In the play, the King of Navarre and his three friends attempt to swear off love and affection in exchange for lives of study and denial, but their resolve is quickly tested when a beautiful princess and her ladies-in-waiting come to court. The tale explores the conventions of courtship, oaths, and human desire.
A full-text version of the script is available online at http://shakespeare.mit.edu/lll/full.html. Those auditioning should read the script beforehand and be prepared to perform cold readings and movement exercises. Auditions are open to all students, staff, faculty and community members.
Rehearsals will begin with a read-through on May 28. Regular rehearsals will start June 19 and be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Technical/dress rehearsals are July 30-Aug. 3.
Performances run August 4-8 and August 11-14. All actors must be available for all of technical rehearsals and performances and to strike the set immediately following the closing performance.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Helman, Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org