Auditions for Shakespeare In The Park 2015!

Announcing Auditions for Shakespeare in the Park 2015!

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Auditions for ACT's Shakespeare in the Park 2015: Love's Labour's Lost.

April 26, 5PM


April 28, 7PM

(Performances August 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2015) 

Ferdinand, King of Navarre, and his three pals have sworn “not to see ladies, study, fast, not sleep” for three years. Unfortunately, their timing is a bit off. It’s 1967, the “summer of love,” and the Princess of France and her three pals have just arrived in Navarre, ready for anything.


Join Actors’ Circle Theatre as we tackle this seldom-performed war-between-the-sexes comedy and answer the question, “Can you take the sex out of ‘sex, drugs and rock and roll’?”


PETERBOROUGH TOWN LIBRARY, 2 Concord Street (corner of Main and Concord Streets), Peterborough, NH 03458


April 26, 5 PM

April 28, 7 PM

What do I need to do?

Download the following PDFs that contain the Audition Form, Audition Sides, and Preliminary Performance Script

ACT Audition Sheet, Shakespeare in the Park LovesLabours Lost

ACT AUDITION SIDES Shakespeare in the Park LovesLaboursLost


If you are interested in auditioning but cannot make the scheduled audition date(s), please call Wendy Almeida at (603) 878-2670 to make other arrangements. 

Characters in the Play

NOTE: There have been substantial cuts to the script. The roles of Don Adriano, Mote, Holofernes and Nathaniel have suffered the most cuts.


  • FERDINAND, King of Navarre: serious, studious and determined
  • BIRON: a wit; an early version of Much Ado’s Benedick 
  • LONGAVILLE & DUMAINE: other friends joining Ferdinand in his social experiment
  • DON ADRIANO DE ARMADO: a fantastic Spaniard whose phrases multiply like rabbits; in love with Jaquenetta
  • COSTARD: more multi-dimensional than the typical Shakespearean clown; in love with Jaquenetta 
  • BOYET: the Princess’s male attendant; a bit of a toady


  • PRINCESS OF FRANCE: a no-nonsense monarch with little patience for flatterers
  • ROSALINE: Biron’s counterpart
  • MARIA & KATHERINE: to round out the romantic octet
  • JAQUENETTA: a very popular young lady

Sex to Be Determined

  • MOTE: Don Adriano’s page
  • DULL: the local constable
  • HOLOFERNES: the pedant
  • NATHANIEL: the curate
  • MERCADE: a messenger from France


Shakespeare in the Park 2014 is a HIT!

Bryan, Heather, and Jason

Actors Circle Theatre had an excellent first weekend of Shakespeare in the Park for the audience and the cast alike!

And you can still catch The Comedy of Errors for another weekend, this Saturday and Sunday August 9th and 10th at 5PM, Depot Square Park.

Garrett and Clare

Read some of our audience's testimonials on social media from the first weekend:

"Nicely done, guys! I thoroughly enjoyed The Comedy of Errors." ~Christy

"I had a blast!" ~Emma

"Cheers and congratulations to Director Chris and his wonderful cast. Comedy of Errors show was Great!!! So many special touches…The physicality of the show was wonderful." ~Mary

"[We] enjoyed your show tonight… You all did a fantastic job of telling the story and keeping it entertaining and understandable for all present. I was impressed at how well the twin thing worked out to be believable! There were so many well developed characters and individual shining moments which made the production delightful. As usual very creative direction and a wonderful group of people obviously working very well together. Thank you and Bravo!" ~Veda

"Had a lovely picnic while watching a fun and fabulous performance of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" at Depot Square in downtown Peterborough tonight." ~Ronna

"Congratulations to everyone involved in ACT'S THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. I had a great time and the weather Gods looked favorably upon you all. If you have a chance, check out the show, tomorrow or next weekend at Depot Square, Peterborough,NH and support Community Theatre. You don't want to miss Bert Torsey, Garrett Zecker, Bryan Hebert II, Jason Barshevsky, Kimberley Miller, Clare Margand, Michael Redmond, Wendy Almeida, Heather McCormack, Alana Korda, Tyler Strickland, Alix Woodford, Heather Morrison, Madeleine Sepe, Carin Torp, Ruth Linehan, Mia Moravis, Henry Parkhurst, and kudos to Director Chris McCartie. This is Shakespeare at his comedic best." ~Sharon


Also, check out what The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript had to say about the production!

Want to have another look at our program?  Download it here:

2014 Program Shakespeare In The Park




You still have another weekend to catch us!

Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th

5:00 PM

Depot Square Park, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Absolutely Free to the Public!


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Audition Pieces for The Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors Design


We would love to have anyone and everyone come out for auditions for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and we would love to provide you with the audition information as well as the pieces used in the audition!

When: Tuesday, May 13 from 7:00PM- 9:00PM

Where: Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St, Peterborough, NH 03458

What: Audition consists of directed readings of the following sides from the script by William Shakespeare.  You do not need to come prepared with anything more than something to write with and ability to perform a variety of parts from the following selections:




Best of luck, and hope to see you there!