Directed by Matt Hentges
Directed by Brian Duskey
Bell Road Barn Players will be holding
open auditions for our Summer 2022 shows
by Larry Shue
“The Comedy of Errors”
by William Shakespeare
Auditions will be held on the campus of Park University at the Theatre in Alumni Hall on the following dates:
Sunday, April 10th , from 1-5 pm
Monday, April 11th, from 7-10pm
8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152
Actors of all ages, ethnicities and experience are encouraged to attend. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts.
Prepared monologues are not required but will be heard if available.
PROOF OF VACCINATION and MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL AUDITIONERS.
AUDITIONS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here to sign up
ALL ROLES are available. Approximately 12 male and 10 female roles available ranging from ages 18 – 65. Tech and backstage roles also available.
SHOW & CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
The Foreigner by Larry Shue
PERFORMANCE JUNE 11 – 19
REHEARALS BEGIN IN MAY
What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in Georgia? In Larry Shue’s hilarious farce, Charlie Baker, adopts the persona of a foreigner who doesn’t understand any English. In fact he invents his own exotic language. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also discovers an adventurous extrovert within himself.
Charlie Baker: Male, 30-50s A shy, awkward and morose British gentleman. Multiple Dialects. (Standard British Required)
Sgt. “Froggy” LeSueur : Male, 40-60s British military demolitions expert. Adventurous and cheery. British or Cockney dialect preferred.
Betty Meeks: Female 60s + Pleasant, good-hearted, “down-home” Southern widow. A bit naïve. Southern Accent required
Rev. David Lee : Male, 30-49 Charming charismatic young minister who is not what he seems. Distinguished southern accent
Catherine Sims : Female, 20-30s A wealthy ex-debutante, restless and bored with life. Quick-witted and outspoken.
Owen Musser: Male 20-40 Crude, ignorant, racist & redneck are all words that might be used to describe Owen.
Ellard Sims : Male, 20s Catherine’s simple-minded, slow-witted, good natured brother.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare
PERFORMANCE JULY 15 – 24
REHEARALS BEGIN IN JUNE
After being separated by shipwreck, two sets of twins seek to find one another, leading to a series of confusion and mistaken identity.
Antipholus Of Syracuse: 25-40 years old. A man who is traveling, in search for his long lost brother. Calm but charismatic. Is often mistook for his brother throughout the play.
Antipholus Of Ephesus: 25-40 years old. A very well-respected merchant. Married to Adriana. Has a bit of an edge to him and a short fuse with things do not go his way.
Dromio Of Syracuse: 18-35 years old. Lively and Animated – part of a set of twins
Dromio of Ephesus: 18-35 years old. Lively and Animated the other part of a set of twins.
Adriana: 25-40. Married to Antipholus of Ephesus. Can often be as edgy and short-fused as her husband.
Luciana: 20-35. Adriana’s younger sister. Generally more calm and relaxed than her sister. Un-married and is desired by Antipholus of Syracuse.
Egeon: 40+, the imprisoned father of the Antipholus twins
Aemilia: 40+, a religious figure, mother of the Antipholus twins.
Duke Solinus: 30+, the Duke of Ephesus
Balthazar: 20+, Merchant and friend of Antipholus of Ephesus
Angelo: 20+, a goldsmith who makes a chain for Antipholus of Ephesus
Merchant: 20+, friend of Antipholus of Syracuse
Second Merchant: 20+, a merchant who holds a debt for Antipholus
Pinch: 30+, creepy exorcist hired by Adriana
Courtesan: 20+, lady of the night
Gaoler/Officer: 20+, bodyguard or person of authority in service to the Duke