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Auditions - Henry VI

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Auditions - Henry VI

   

It’s that time again, folks! Come on out to the Garfield Shakespeare Company’s auditions for Henry IV, the direct sequel to last year’s spring show Richard II. The script combines Parts 1 and 2 into a single show around a spectacular set piece – they are turning the Main Gallery of the Garfield Park Arts Center into a traditional English tavern! They are partnering with Garfield Brewery to help with this grand endeavor, and they want you to be part of it!

Auditions will run from 6pm – 9pm at the Garfield Park Arts Center on Tuesday, January 8th, Wednesday the 9th, and Thursday the 10th. There is no need to prepare a monologue – we will be reading selections from the script. Full scripts are available via email upon request.

Performance dates are as follows:
Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24th at 3:00pm*
Thursday, March 28th at 7:30pm*
Friday, March 29th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm
*Please note the Sunday matinee and Thursday night performances.

Roles
ROYAL PARTY
King Henry IV*
Baron Walter Fitzwater*
Lord William de Ross*
Lord John of Lancaster, younger son of King Henry IV

THE ROGUES
Prince Henry, also Hal, Prince of Wales, the King’s eldest son
Sir John Falstaff
Mistress Quickly, Hostess of the Tavern of Eastcheap
Edward Poins
Ancient Pistol
Harvey Bardolph
Doll Tearsheet (Mistress Dorothy)

REBELS
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland*
Harry Hotspur (Harry Percy), son of Henry Percy*
Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester, kinsman to Northumberland
Lady Percy (Kate) Hotspur’s wife, sister of Mortimer
Archibald, Earl of Douglas
Sir Richard Vernon

OTHER CONSPIRATORS
Richard Scroop, Archbishop of York
Lord Ralph Hastings

OTHERS
First Traveler
Lord Chief-Justice
Sheriff

*Though we have not pre-cast any roles, characters appearing in Richard II may be portrayed by the same actors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to director Chris Burton (BurtonChristopherA@gmail.com).

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