Auditions: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] [Again]

Auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] [Again] will take place October 1 and 3 at 7 p.m. in the theater auditorium, located at 229 Putnam St. Call backs, if needed, will take place October 5. Show dates are January 19, 20, 26, 27, and 28.

Do you love Shakespeare? Do you loathe Shakespeare? This hilarious comedy explores what happens when a small group of actors attempt to present all of Shakespeare’s plays in a single production. Fast-paced, funny and physical, it’s 100 minutes of nonstop laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. 

While originally performed with a cast of three men, we are looking for actors of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. The production team is open to casting more than three people to find the best blend of comedic actors. Auditions will consist of reading from the script and some improv.

This show is directed by Kevin Paskawych.


Auditions: Death of a Salesman 

Auditions for Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller will take place in November 12 & 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205 at Hermann Fine Arts Center at Marietta College (the MC theater building on Butler St.) Show dates are March 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. 

The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the "American Dream" kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

Willy Loman: (Male 50s – 60s) an aging traveling salesman who is beginning to lose his grip on reality as he struggles with guilt and crumbling family relationships.

Biff Loman: (Male 30s – 40s) Willy’s grown son who has struggled to find himself ever since high school where he was a football star.

Happy Loman: (Male 20’s – 40s) Willy’s youngest son who is a woman chaser and unhappy with his work life.

Charley(Male 40s – 60s) Willy’s friend and neighbor who is concerned about Willy’s fading condition and though he has to endure occasional abuse from Willy, he often lends him money.

Bernard(Male 20s-40s) Charley’s son who was looked down upon as a kid by Willy and his sons but has grown up to be a successful lawyer.

Linda Loman: (Female 50s – 60s) Willy’s patient wife who loves her husband deeply despite his shortcomings.

Howard Wagner: (Male 20s – 40s) the son of Willy’s boss. He fires Willy.

Uncle Ben: (Male 20s – 40s) Willy’s older brother who has become rich. He only shows up in Willy’s memories.

The Woman: (Female 30s – 40s) Willy’s mistress while he went on business trips.

Stanley (Male 20s - 30s) - A waiter at Frank’s Chop House

Miss Forsythe (20s - 30s) - An attractive woman in the restaurant that Happy, Biff, and Willy come to celebrate

Letta (20s - 30s) - Another young woman in the restaurant

Jenny (30s - 50s) - Charley’s secretary


This show is directed by Jena Lane Blair