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A Midsummer Night's Dream Auditions

22feb6:00 pm8:30 pmA Midsummer Night's Dream AuditionsTheatre UP

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Theatre UP, formerly Upstage Players, announces auditions for its spring production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Auditions will be held at the Littleton Opera House on Wednesday, February
22nd from 6 – 8:30 pm and Thursday, February 23rd from 6 – 7:30 pm. Callbacks to follow on the 23rd as needed. Please contact Mary Jo Greene to schedule your audition. [email protected] or 603-259-1213.

In one of the most famous of literary love quadrangles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander, and Helena; four misguided lovers whose journey into the woods lands them in even
more trouble, as members of the fairy kingdom decide to use them as veritable pawns in their own love games. Against the backdrop of the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, and the fiery battle of wills between the
Fairy King and Queen, Oberon and Titania, the four lovers are challenged by magic and trickery to finally work out what love is all about. No previous Shakespeare experience is required, and Midsummer is a great play to get your feet wet if you’ve never done any classical theatre. We’ll take time to look at the language before jumping in. There are many roles of many sizes including a non-speaking ensemble of fairies and townspeople. UP is a welcoming and
nondiscriminatory organization. We are looking for an incredibly diverse and inclusive cast. We encourage community members to attend regardless of age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,
disability, and/or experience.

Actors should prepare a one minute monologue or poem from classical theater repertoire. Actors may also be asked to read from the script.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be directed by Andrew Lidestri, Artistic Director for Theatre UP. All roles are open and a full character breakdown is available on our website. All roles, including the ensemble, will be
significant. The show will rehearse and perform at the Littleton Opera House. Rehearsals begin Sunday, March 5th and will take place most Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoons. Actors are
expected to attend all rehearsals outside of predefined conflicts. Performance dates are May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, with a possible matinee on Thursday, May 18.

Any theater lovers not interested in being on stage but interested in working with set crews, prop and tech production, or costuming are encouraged to email us at [email protected]. UP is a welcoming community
theatre excited to work with people of all levels of experience.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/upstageplayersnh and our website at theatreupnh.org, or email [email protected].



February 22, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-04:00)

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