• Theater
  • Occoquan, Vi
  • July 1, 2021

Castaways Repertory Theatre

Males and Females 18+

The Castaways Repertory Theatre announces auditions for:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Terri Caretti
Produced by Mark Young
Be prepared to do a reading from the script and be dressed to move about. If you have any special skills, juggle, dancing, please let the director know. We are looking for people who can play musical instruments: guitars, keyboards, drums, flutes, violins, etc. The time period for our production is in the 1960’s so there will be a flower child/hippies era feeling to play. If you have composted any original music suitable to that time period, please let the director know.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream details:
Labor Day weekend in the town of Occoquan we will be doing 3-5 performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream outside in River Mill Park. There will be day and evening performances.
Length: 90 Minutes
Cast: 14
Dramatis Personae
Theseus, Duke of Athens/Oberon, King of the Faeries
Hippolyta, Queen of Amazaons, betrothed of Theseus/Titania, Queen of the Fairies
Egeus, Father to Hermia/Fairie
Philostrate (Fairie)
Lysander
Demetrius
Hermia
Helena
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow
Quince (Fairie)
Bottom
Flute (Fairie)
Starveling (Fairie)
Snout (Fairie)
Young adults sit on blankets in a pastoral park. Lovely, yet wild, plants of varying colors adorn the set. Merriment is all about as music floats through the air. (Off stage, cast members make the various sounds of the forest, birds, crickets etc., using their voices and various instruments.) A small troupe of minstrels, wearing headbands and bellbottom jeans, wander through playing “Love is All Around.” It is the time of the Flower Child, and love is definitely all around. One couple, Lysander and Hermia, hold hands and acting romantically in the background. As the song ends, the flower children disperse, showing their wings to the audience and gently taking their plants with them. Businessmen Theseus and Egeus enter with Philostrate, the secretary, in tow. It is the patio deck of Theseus’ estate. Thus, starts our show.
This show involves the interaction between our flower child lovers and the various woodland faeries. Minstrels wander through the show periodically playing 1960’s folk and popular music, usually when the members of the faerie world are on stage. In fact, some of our flower children are fairies, and will be seen in the background watching the goings-on of the mere mortals. Puck, ever present throughout, will end our adventure reminding the audience that, perhaps, what they have witness is but a dream….or perhaps not…..
There is no paid, we are all volunteers and a $15 membership is required for our insurance purposes.

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