By now, we are all aware of how difficult it is to make plans under the current concerns for everyone’s health due to the COVID-19 virus. With that in mind (and adhering to the shelter at home orders we all need to follow to help ensure the health of our communities), Bell Road Barn Players are officially canceling the auditions for our upcoming summer shows, The Comedy of Errors and The Foreigner. We are sad to make this announcement, but know that it is the right thing to do. Depending on when we are given the all-clear from our government officials, we may be able to hold auditions for The Comedy of Errors in May. So, for our actors out there, we hope to offer you more roles in the summer than the rolls you can currently find at the grocery store. We will keep you posted.

As you may know, we had to put our recent, truly wonderful, production of Men on Boats ashore due to COVID-19. In fact, we were in the . . . same boat . . . as all the other theatres across the country. In hopes to get the production of Men On Boats afloat again, we have decided to cancel our summer production of The Foreigner. This way, if things are swimming along, Men on Boats can drop anchor on stage early this summer. The cast and crew really put something special together with Men on Boats and we don’t want you to miss it!

Auditions for our Summer Shows CANCELED!

The Foreigner

The Foreigner – By Larry Shue
Directed by Matt Hentges

PERFORMANCES :
June 12-21
Reheasal Begin Early May

Auditioners are encouraged to prepare a short comedic monologue no longer than 2 minutes.     Sides from the script will also be available for cold readings.

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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, a proof reader by day and a boring husband by night, 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.

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE
Charlie Baker: Male, 30-50s A shy, awkward and morose British gentleman. Multiple Dialects.
(Standard British Required)

Sgt. “Froggy” LeSueur : Male, 40-50s 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, & overtly racist

Ellard Sims : Male, 20s Catherine’s simple-minded, slow-witted, good natured brother.

Contact the director for any questions – red5standingby@outlook.com

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors
William Shakespeare
Directed by Brian Duskey
 
PERFORMANCES : July 24th – August 2nd.
Rehearsal Begin Mid-June
 
Auditioners are encouraged to prepare a short comedic or shakespearean monologue no longer than 2 minutes.     Sides from the script will also be available for cold readings.
 
 
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After being separated by shipwreck two sets of twins seek to find one another, leading to a series of confusion and mistaken identity.
 
 
Every role in this production is open to ALL genders, orientations and ethnicities. The Antipholus twins and the Dromio twins will be cast with one actor playing each set of twins.
 
 
 
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
 
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. A servant to Antipholus. Also part of a set of twins, both of who serve the respective Antiphilus twins.
 
Dromio of Ephesus: 18-35 years old. Lively and animated. A servant to Antipholus. Also part of a set of twins, both of who serve the respective Antiphilus 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
 
Courtezan: 20+, lady of the night
 
Gaoler/Officer: 20+, bodyguard or person of authority in service to the Duke.
 
Contact the director for questions : brianduskey@gmail.com