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Auditions for The Tempest, May 2 & 3

2011mac018Open auditions will be held for the Bard in the Barracks production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest on May 2nd and 3rd at Memorial Hall on the UNB campus.

The Tempest, the eighth annual production of Bard in the Barracks, will be performed outdoors (previous Bard productions have taken place in Odell Park and Barracks Square, downtown Fredericton). The play will run June 26-July 7, directed by Len Falkenstein. The production will be rehearsed intensively (mainly evening hours) beginning the week of May 12.

Auditions are open to the public and roles are available for male and female actors of a variety of ages. Auditions will take place from 7:30-10:00 PM Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, with callbacks from 7:30-10:30 on Sunday, May 5.
Those auditioning are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the play beforehand. Auditions will consist of readings from the play.


Appointments are not necessary, but those attending should arrive by early in the evening and be prepared to be on hand for most of the evening, depending on turnout. Training in any of music, dance, or circus skills would be considered an asset for the production.

Anyone interested in auditioning who is unable to attend on these dates, or anyone requesting further information, should contact the director at lfalken@unb.ca or 458-7406. Expressions of interest from persons who would like to assist with the technical demands of the production (stage management, wardrobe, set, publicity) are also welcome.

Theatre UNB Presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale 3-6 April.

Bard-fans, unite!
Theatre UNB presents a story of jealousy, betrayal, and reconciliation with its final production of 2012-13, William Shakespeare’s tragicomic romance The Winter’s Tale. Performances will be held in Memorial Hall on the University of New Brunswick campus, nightly at 8 pm from Wednesday, April 3, to Saturday, April 6.

When Leontes, the king of Sicilia, impulsively accuses Queen Hermione of adultery, he alienates those closest to him. Loyal friends and family members are cast aside, and a newborn’s life hangs in the balance. Sixteen years later, however, hope appears for the mending of old wounds in the blooming love between a Bohemian prince and a shepherdess whose destiny is greater than either could imagine. As the young lovers stumble into a family history lost in time, the stage is set for one of Shakespeare’s most surprising and moving dénouements.
The Winter’s Tale offers a unique blend of tragedy and comedy, lively characters (including the roguish pickpocket and singer Autolycus), and Shakespeare’s most notorious stage direction (“Exit pursued by a bear”). Directed by John Ball, designed by Mike Johnston, and performed by a cast of 15 drama students, Theatre UNB’s production features original music and Edwardian period costumes, all on a specially designed thrust stage that brings the action out into the audience.
Tickets are $10, or $6 for students, and are available at the door. For more information, please email jball@unb.ca or phone Theatre UNB at (506) 447-3078.