SUMMER AUDITIONS

JUNE 2022

Directed  by Matt Hentges

JULY 2022

Directed by Brian Duskey

Bell Road Barn Players will be holding
open auditions for our Summer 2022 shows
“The Foreigner”
by Larry Shue

And

“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

and

Monday, April 11th, from 7-10pm

8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152

Sign-Up for Auditions Here


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