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Kid Actors Needed for "Merry Wives of Windsor" Show

Bedford, PA, United States
ID: 570865Exp: 8/3/2024
Description:

Looking for performers ages 16 and up for "Merry Wives of Windsor". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: The disgraced and dissolute knight Sir John Falstaff arrives in Windsor with his ragtag retinue and takes a room at the Garter Inn. Desperate for money, he hatches a plot to woo separately and secretly two wealthy, married women of the town: Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. When his followers, Pistol and Nym, refuse to deliver the love letters he has written to the women, Falstaff fires them. They plot to get even by informing masters Ford and Page of Falstaff's designs on their wives. Meanwhile, three suitors seek the hand of Anne Page, the daughter of Master and Mistress Page. Doctor Caius, a French physician, seems to care for Anne, but his bad temper and eccentric mannerisms make him an unconventional suitor at best. Abraham Slender, nephew of Justice Shallow, seeks to marry Anne because his uncle tells him it is a wise move. His friend Sir Hugh Evans, a Welsh parson, is content to play matchmaker: he does not want to marry Anne himself but he hopes to broker a match between her and Slender. (Unfortunately for Hugh, Doctor Caius catches wind of his meddling on Slender's behalf and soon challenges the priest to a duel.) Fenton, the youngest and most charismatic of the three contenders, is the last to appear onstage. Anne favors him, but her parents disapprove of his spendthrift ways and checkered past. This play is a rollicking, bawdy comedy that is as fun to be cast in as it is to see. Additional info: "Merry Wives of Windsor" will rehearse five days per week for major roles. Minor characters can expect to rehearse 3-4 days per week, depending on the number of scenes in which they appear. ALL actors will be expected to dedicate a significant amount of time outside of practice to learning their lines as quickly as possible. Show Dates: Friday, Sept. 13th at 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 14th at 7 pm Sunday, Sept. 15th at 2 pm Friday, Sept. 20th at 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 21st at 7 pm If interested, please apply.

4 roles

RobinMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured; Robin is Falstaff's page, a young boy who acts as his messenger and servant. Robin's small size is often jokingly contrasted with Falstaff's girth.

John/JaneBoth genders16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting: Mistress and Master Ford's servant, John helps the "merry wives" with their pranks.

Robert/RobertaBoth genders16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting: a servant in the Ford household. Like his coworker John, he helps prank Falstaff by carting the knight away in a laundry tub and throwing him into the muddy river.

William PageMale16-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The school-aged son of Mistress and Master Page, William appears in Act 4, Scene 1 where Sir Hugh quizzes him about his grammar lessons to comical effect.