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One Slight Hitch

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]

Synopsis:

Shakespeare wrote 37 plays, and three performers claim that they can distill them down to under two hours flat! Can it be done? Should it be done? Will the audience be involved?! High speed comic antics abound as the Bard gets reduced! Perfect if you love or hate or feel indifferent or ambivalent about Shakespeare! Imperfect if you are dead… in which case, can we borrow your skull?

Audition Dates:
Monday, June 3, 7PM – 9PMTuesday, June 4, 7PM – 9PM
CALLBACKSThursday, June 6th 7PM – 9PM
Production team will reach out to individuals directly if selected for callbacks.

 

Performances:

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Aug 9 – Aug 25 ,2024

Rehearsals:

Rehearsal times may differ based on scheduling and availability.

Audition Requirments:

EXPECTATION: Actors should prepare one of the following pieces (memorization is not necessary for auditions). Actors may also prepare their own monologues. Actors may be asked to read their piece in multiple styles.

Sonnet 130

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;

Coral is far more red, than her lips red:

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;

If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damasked, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks;

And in some perfumes is there more delight

Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know

That music hath a far more pleasing sound:

I grant I never saw a goddess go,

My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:

And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare,

As any she belied with false compare.

 

Henry V Prologue (Abridged)

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend

The brightest heaven of invention,

A kingdom for a stage, princes to act

And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!

But pardon these spirits that hath dared

On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth

So great an object: can this cockpit hold

The vasty fields of France? O pray, let us

On your imaginary forces work.

Think when we talk of horses, that you see them

Printing their proud hoofs i’ the receiving earth;

For ’tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings,

Carry them here and there; jumping o’er times,

Turning the accomplishment of many years

Into an hour-glass: for thine eyes and ears.

Audition Questions:

Any questions can be sent to volunteer@ltnonline.org

Seeking performers!

Three actors (age 18+, any race, any gender) and three understudies, using their own names. The characters: One more scholarly, one more pompous, one more clownish, all a bit of each. Actors should have strong physical comedic skills and be adept at improvisation with each other and the audience. Shakespearean experience is a plus!

Please email info@ltnonline.org if you are looking for any more information.