SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD - Westport Community Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: April 5, 2018
Audition Location: Westport, CT

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Shakespeare in Hollywood

by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Dan Friedman

Monday, April 16

Tuesday, April 17

7:00 pm

Max Reinhardt’s problematic 1934 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – sure to be box office poison – is further complicated when Oberon and Puck, fresh from “A Wood Outside Athens,” find themselves transported from the land of legend and classical myth all the way to Hollywood and in the middle of a suspiciously familiar story. When the enchantment of the silver screen meets the magic of Fairyland, all merry hell breaks loose.

All roles are open. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

Performance dates: June 8 – 24, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 pm,

Sundays @ 2:00 pm,

Thursday June 14 @ 8:00 pm 

Dress rehearsal with an audience June 7 @ 8:00 pm.

LOUELLA PARSONS (50s-60s) – famed gossip columnist

MAX REINHARDT (30s-50s) – German/Jewish director, escaping Nazi persecution

DICK POWELL (20s-30s) – Hollywood leading man cast as “Lysander” in the film

JACK WARNER (40s-60s) – Head of the studio

DARYL (flexible)  – Jack Warner’s “Yes man” – doubles as Tarzan

LYDIA (20s-30s) – starlet with serious acting aspirations; girlfriend to Jack Warner; “Helena” in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

OBERON (30s-50s) – King of the Fairies

PUCK (flexible) – Oberon’s servant, mischief maker

OLIVIA (20s-30s) – playing “Hermia” in her first movie role

WILL HAYS (40s-60s)  – Hollywood censor; bombastic narcissist

JIMMY CAGNEY (20s-30s) – Hollywood tough guy cast as “Bottom” in the film

JOE E. BROWN (30s-50s)  – contract movie player cast as “Thisbe” in film


For more information, contact the director at

Westport Community Theatre

Westport Town Hall – 110 Myrtle Avenue

Westport, CT 06880

Box Office (203) 226-1983


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