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15 July @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
directed by Brant Eustice
King Lear explores themes of power, betrayal and excessive pride.
Ageing ruler, Lear, decides to divide his realm into three parts to be shared between his daughters, and then go into retirement. All the daughters need do is declare their love. Unfortunately, Cordelia does not play along and is banished. His other two daughters do not enjoy his extended stays and he finds himself betrayed and cast aside.
Lear descends into madness and tragedy ensues.
Age and gender are to be used as a guide only. Due to the intended setting of this production of King Lear, characters can be of any ethnicity.
The Guild encourages actors of all backgrounds and genders to audition.
GLOUCESTER – (Male presenting, 40s-60s) Lear’s friend and father to Edgar and Edmond. Is blinded by Regan and Cornwall.
EDGAR – (Male presenting 20s-early 30s) legitimate son of Gloucester. Poses as Poor Tom.
EDMOND – (Male presenting 20s-30s) illegitimate son of Gloucester. Schemes against his brother and father.
CORDELIA – (Female presenting, 20s) Lear’s youngest daughter, makes the mistake of honesty.
REGAN – (Female presenting 30s-40s) Lear’s second daughter. Married to Cornwall.
GONERIL – (Female presenting 30s-40s) Lear’s first daughter, married to Albany (note: this is a same sex marriage).
ALBANY – (Female presenting 30s-50s) Married to Goneril (note: this is a same sex marriage).
CORNWALL – (Male presenting 30s-50s) Married to Regan.
There will be a cast of at least 14 actors of whom most will play multiple roles.
Please note: the role of Lear has already been cast.
To book an audition: http://www.trybooking.com/CJHWR
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