Love’s Labours Lost
By William Shakespeare
AEA 99-Seat Plan
VENUE: Coeurage Theatre Company at The Lost Studio
DIRECTOR: Ted Barton
CASTING DIRECTOR: Rebecca Mason-Wygal & Joe Calarco
Rehearsals: Beginning September 9th (Tentative)
Opening: October 19th (Tentative)
Close: November 17th (Tentative)
Performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm
Understudies: One guaranteed performance, must be available for all performances
SYNOPSIS: Four young men take a solemn vow to forswear earthly indulgences – namely, the entertainment of women – to focus on scholarship. Their ideals become extremely difficult to uphold, however, with the appearance of the princess of France and her three ladies, who test the boys and give them a lesson in love. This sex comedy contrasts high minded wit with youth’s basest desires.
All roles in their 20’s to 50’s unless otherwise noted.
All ethnicities encouraged to submit.
SEEKING UNDERSTUDIES FOR ALL ROLES.
Ferdinand, King of Navarre: A scholar, who has sworn an oath to three years of celibate austerity to uphold his scholastic ideals.
Berowne: A lord, and friend of the King, who has begrudgingly joined in his oath to a temperate lifestyle.
Dumaine: A lord, and friend of the King, who also takes (and struggles with) the monastic oath.
Longaville: A lord, and friend of the King, who also takes (and struggles with) the monastic oath.
Costard: A clown, who is punished for canoodling with Jaquenetta.
Dull: An officer, whose name is thoroughly befitting of his intellect.
Don Armado: A fantastical Spaniard, enamored of Jaquenetta.
Mote: Don Armado’s page. A small, but strong-willed servant.
Jaquenetta: A country wench, sought after by both Costard and Don Armado.
Princess of France: Sent to Navarre by her father. Her high spirited wit is the perfect match for King Ferdinand.
Roseline: A lady attending the princess, who’s sharp intellect is a challenge and a lure for Berowne.
Katherine: A lady attending the princess, and the object of Dumaine’s affection. She, along with the other women, give the men a lesson in the laws of love.
Maria: A lady attending the princess, and the object of Longaville’s affection. She helps the other three women teach their would-be suitors about love.
Boyet: An attendant of the four ladies.
Sir Nathaniel: An elderly curate.
Holofernes: A pedantic schoolmaster.
General Auditions will be held August 31st & September 1st. For an audition appointment, please send your headshot and resume to the casting director at firstname.lastname@example.org. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY – please, no phone calls or drop-offs.
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