University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Summer Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Richard III’

Event organizer: University of Maine at Fort Kent
Event Date & Time: June 17, 2019 6:00 pm until June 18, 2019 9:00 pm

FORT KENT– The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Summer Theatre will hold open auditions for its summer 2019 production of “Richard III” by William Shakespeare 6-9 p.m. June 17-18 in Fox Auditorium, 23 University Drive.

Interested performers can show up anytime and only need attend one of the two available sessions. Auditions also are available by appointment.

Actors of all ages and experience levels are sought, and we welcome actors of any gender identity for all roles. For those who don’t care to be onstage, backstage, technical and production volunteers are welcome.

“Richard III has a hallmark anti-hero for a lead character. Richard is charismatic, funny, and completely shameless. Even though the show takes place in the late 1400s, it tells us a lot about how we are susceptible to manipulation when a leader with a broken moral compass takes charge. The plot, based on actual events, is wild. George R.R. Martin took inspiration from this part of history when he created Game of Thrones, and audiences will notice similarities,” said Aaron Bernstein, UMFK Summer Theatre producer.

The performances of “Richard III” will be held July 25-28.

For more information or to schedule an audition appointment outside the open auditions, please contact Aaron Bernstein at 207-834-7893, or aaronb@maine.edu. You can also find UMFK Summer Theatre on Facebook.


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