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Two People From Verona By William Shakespeare

Two People of Verona
by William Shakespeare

Looking for actors to play fathers, mothers, young men and women, teens, clowns, robbers, acrobats, dancers, almost every kind of person for a dynamic and audience-friendly 
Produced by Alcott Arts Center, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, 180 S 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102
Email: susanproctor926@gmail.com for information about auditions or interest
Production title: Two Men of Verona
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union, community
Project length: full-length play, performs Saturday and Sunday for two weekends for a total of 4 performances
Director: Susan Proctor
Alcott Theatrical Director: Anna Olson
Compensation: Community Theatre, fun, family, happiness
KEY DATES 
AUDITIONS
June 29 at the Alcott Arts Center 10:00-noon 
Cold reading from Act 1 Scenes 1, 2, 3
REHEARSALS
Rehearsal Starts: July 27, 2019 full cast, 10:00-3:00
Project format: Outdoor production
Production location: Alcott Arts Center, 180 S 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102 
Performance Begins: September 13, 2019
Performance Ends: September 22, 2019

SYNOPSIS
Two young characters go to the big city to make their fortunes. They leave their loved ones behind. OOPS they each fall in love with a new person in the city. The parents of the characters are not happy with this situation. The parents have already planned a future for the characters. There are robbers and kidnappers, escapes, mistaken identities, festive celebrations, the big city is Oaxaca. So festival!!! Of course, it is Shakespeare so all ends well.

CHARACTER BIOS 
Several of the actors will play more than one role. Gender is an issue we will discuss after casting the show.

[VALENTINE] One of the travelling characters, adventurous, fun, 16-25 leaves Verona first and falls in love with DUKE’S child

[OUTLAWS] with VALENTINE

[SPEED] clownish servant to VALENTINE

[DUKE] Parent to Silvia, gracious, strong, many long monologues, from Oaxaca

[SILVIA] DUKE’S daughter, beloved of VALENTINE, from Oaxaca

[EGLAMOUR] agent for SYLVIA in her escape

[THURIO] engaged to SILVIA, foolish rival to VALENTINE, good at physical slapstick, from Oaxaca

[PROTEUS] One of the travelling characters, adventurous, fun, 16-25 follows VALENTINE and gets into
many scrapes

[LAUNCE] clownish servant to PROTEUS

[JULIA] beloved of PROTEUS

[LUCETTA] servant to JULIA

[ANTONIO] parent to PROTEUS, decides to send PROTEUS to Oaxaca to follow VALENTINE, a good 
parent

[PANTHINO] servant to ANTONIO

[HOST] where JULIA resides in Oaxaca

Also needed: entertainers, singers, dancers, especially festival themes.