by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Lewis Hauser
Auditions – April 27 11:00-3:00 in the theater
April 28 6:00-9:00 in the casa
April 30 6:00 Callbacks as needed in the casa
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No appointment time is necessary. Email Lew Hauser at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Rehearsals begin May 5 Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons
Performances July 12-August 4
Puck ( 20 – 30 ) The actual Puck. A somewhat manic sprite. Oberon’s right hand.
Olivia Darnell ( 20 – 30 ) The actress who plays Hermia. All the sass, beauty, and natural charm of a heroine from a 1930’s screwball comedy.
Lydia Lansing ( 20 – 40 ) The actress who plays Helena. The producer’s girlfriend, a somewhat limited Shakespearean actress looking to buck her reputation of being a Hollywood “slut”.
Louella Parsons ( 40 – 50 ) The iconic gossip columnist.
Oberon ( 30 – 40 ) The actual Oberon, King of the Fairies. Imperious, impatient, and commanding with a childlike temper and a sense of whimsy.
Jack Warner ( 40 – 50 ) The head of Warner Studios.
Max Reinhardt ( 50 – 60 ) Celebrated theatre director making his first motion picture. Austrian accent.
Daryl ( 20 -30 ) Warner’s yes man.
Will Hays ( 40 – 50 ) The censor from the League of Decency. Full of bluster and vanity.
Dick Powell ( 20 – 30 ) The actor who plays Lysander. This actor also plays Tarzan and Albert.
James Cagney ( 30 – 40 ) The actor who plays Bottom, who in turn plays Pyramus. This actor also plays Groucho and Harry.
Joe E. Brown ( 30 – 40 ) Character actor who plays Flute, who in turn plays Thisbe. This actor also plays Cowboy and Sam.