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Midsummer Auditions

Produced by the Cosumnes River College Theatre Department

Directed by Prof. Cheri Fortin, Department Chair

Production Description

Seeking lovers, fairies, and mechanicals for our spring production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Synopsis: 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.

Auditions
December 5th, 2016 from 12-2 PM
December 6th, 2016 from 5-7 PM
December 9th from 10 -12(callbacks)

March 10, 2017 from 6-7

Last Call Audition for understudies/ minor roles
 

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin March 1st. Rehearsal times will be determined after casting but are tentatively planned for 5-8 p.m. M-Th and Friday afternoons.  Performances are tentatively scheduled for April 28 – May 14th  (Thurs matinees, Fri., & Sat. eves and Sun. matinees). 

Key Details

Scripts are available for 2 hour check out in the CRC Box Office. Actors will be asked to prepare a short monologue from the play. Visit the CRC Theatre Department Facebook page and website to view additional details, including audition monologues and callback asides and instructions for signups. Students will select an audition slot via Signup genius which will be available on the CRC Theatre Website or Facebook page on October 17th.

Midsummer Night’s Dream Roles

Athenians

Theseus

The Duke of Athens, has recently won a war against the Amazons, and to reward himself for his victory is going to marry their queen Hippolyta

Egeus

A courtier at Theseus’s court and Hermia’s Father.

Philostrate  

Theseus’s Master of the Revels. The Duke sends him to encourage everybody in Athens to celebrate his wedding and have a festive time during the four days leading up to the ceremony.

Hippolyta

Queen of the Amazons. Having been defeated in battle by Theseus, she is now betrothed to him.

Lysander

A young man of Athens, of good family and fortune.

Demetrius

Not the most admirable of young men. Having wooed Helena and won her heart, he shifts his attentions to Hermia, who will have none of him, but whose father favors him.

Hermia

Egeus’s daughter. In love with Lysander, she refuses to marry Demetrius despite the threat of death for her refusal.

Helena

A young lady of Athens. She was wooed by Demetrius and remains obsessively, even masochistically in love with him.

 

Rude Mechanicals/Roadies

Peter Quince 

A carpenter with literary pretensions who organizes some fellow workers into preparing a play he has written to present to Theseus and Hippolyta on their wedding day (in which he presents the Prologue).

Nick Bottom

The weaver, a take-charge sort of fellow, and a great stage ham who wishes to play all the parts he can in Quince’s play.

Francis Flute  

A bellows-mender, a young man whose facial hair is only just beginning to grow. His voice may be unbroken.

Tom Snout

A tinker cast as Pyramus’s father and the Wall in Quince’s play.

Snug

The joiner is not the most quick-witted of fellows, and is therefore cast as the lion to avoid his having to learn lines.

Robin Starveling

This tailor portrays Moonshine in Quince’s play.

 

The Fairies

Oberon

King of Fairies. Proud, angry, and vengeful, he quarrels with Titania for the sake of a changeling boy, and on being refused decides to humiliate her into obedience.

Titania

Queen of Fairies. Her quarrel with Oberon disturbs nature, but in memory of her votaress, she still refuses to give up the boy who is at the quarrel’s root.

Puck

Also known as Robin Goodfellow, is an amoral prankster of a spirit. Oberon’s jester, he delights in practical jokes, transforming Bottom for a lark and making him the object of Titania’s love. Acrobatic and physical character.

Peasebottom  

A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom.

Cobweb

A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom.

Moth

A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom.

Mustardseed

A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom.