Connecticut Repertory Theatre in search of young actor for role in Shakespeare tale

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre at the University of Connecticut is looking for a young actor for a role in Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale." Photo: Brennan Pickman-Thoon as Mamillius in the California Shakespeare Festival production. Source: The Daily Telegiraffe

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre at the University of Connecticut is looking for a young actor for a role in Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale." Photo: Brennan Pickman-Thoon as Mamillius in the California Shakespeare Festival production. Source: The Daily Telegiraffe

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, will hold auditions for the role of a young boy in an upcoming performance of Shakepeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.”

The audition is open to boys ages 6-9 years old to fill the role of “Mamillius,” the young prince who is filled with imagination and is wise for his years. Child actors perform as volunteers

Scenes include some dialogue to prepare. Scenes sides will be provided once an audition is confirmed.

Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and Saturdays beginning Feb. 6, 2012 and performances will run from March 22 to April 1, 2012.  The show will be presented in the Studio Theatre at UConn.

Auditions will be held: Friday, Jan.13 13, 2012 beginning at 4 p.m. in the Drama/Music Building on the Storrs campus.

The deadline to schedule an audition appointment is Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.

Parents interested in having their child audition must confirm an appointment in advance, no later than the 4 p.m. Jan. 12 deadline by calling 860-486-1629 or by sending an email to mary.hurley@uconn.edu

Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parents will receive an audition time and a detailed rehearsal/performance schedule when their time is confirmed.

About The Winter’s Tale

Jealousy, rage, intrigue, love, revenge and comic mishaps abound in one of Shakespeare’s most intriguingly plotted plays.

The king of Sicily suspects his best friend of having an illicit love affair with his wife. In a fit of jealous revenge, the king orders his wife to prison and sends his infant daughter into exile in Bohemia.

Covering a span of 16 years and culminating with one of the most stunning and surprising endings in all of Shakespeare’s works, “The Winter’s Tale” – with its unique blend of tragedy, farce, fairy tale, and romance – is ultimately the Bard’s timeless affirmation of the power of forgiveness, love and redemption.

Posted Jan. 5, 2011

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