November 10, 2014
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Amanda Ferguson, Artistic Director, 541-409-2522
Cottage Theatre announces auditions for Shakespeare's 12th Night
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Shakespeare's comedy 12th Night on Sunday, December 7 and Monday, December 8, at 6:30 pm both evenings. Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 700 Village Drive in Cottage Grove. A comic "triángulo de amore" set in 1950s Havana, 12th Night is the first production of Cottage Theatre's 2015 season. The show opens for a three-weekend run on January 30, 2015.
12th Night is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, full of droll wit, cross-dressing, and mistaken identities. “If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.” The lovely Viola, shipwrecked in Havana, Cuba in the 1950s, and believing her twin brother to be dead, dresses up like a man to make her way in a new land. She becomes a messenger for Mafioso Don Orsino, who bids her plead his case of love to the alluring Olivia. Unfortunately, Olivia falls in love with the disguised Viola, while at the same time Viola falls in love with Orsino. Along the way, Viola’s lost twin emerges from the sea and we are entertained by Feste, who is something of a cross between Frank Sinatra and Ricky Ricardo.
Approximately 6 women and 7 men will be cast in this production directed by Tony Rust. 12th Night will run for 11 performances from January 30 - February 15, 2015.
These auditions are open to any interested actors and no appointment is necessary, nor is past Shakespeare experience a prerequisite. Actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute Shakespeare monologue and come prepared to read from the script. More detailed audition information is available at www.cottagetheatre.org or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.