AUDITIONS for Bard on the Bandstand 2019: The Comedy of Errors

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Bard on the Bandstand 2019: The Comedy of Errors
written by William Shakespeare
directed by Jacqueline Ainsworth
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre
Preschool Room
11925 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G2
Saturday March 2, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday March 9, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Email your preferred audition date to Sharon Malone, Producer,
You will be sent some sides, but you do not need to prepare anything special for the audition. Show us your personality and circus skills if you have some. There will be gender-switching of some roles and diversity is welcomed. Auditions are open to everyone. This is our 14th edition of Bard on the Bandstand, a non-equity, non-profit community theatre production. We do not pay performers, but we have a heck of a lot of FUN!
Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

AUDITION FORM and SIDES are attached below and will also be available at the auditions.






Character    Description
Antipholus Of Syracuse    The twin sister of Antipholus of Ephesus and the daughter of Egeon. She has been traveling the world with her slave, Dromio of Syracuse, trying to find her long-lost sister and mother.
Antipholus Of Ephesus    The twin sister of Antipholus of Syracuse and the daughter of Egeon; she is a well-respected merchant in Ephesus and Adrian's wife.
Dromio Of Syracuse    The bumbling, comical slave of Antipholus of Syracuse. She is the twin sister of Dromio of Ephesus.
Dromio Of Ephesus    The bumbling, comical slave of Antipholus of Ephesus. She is the Syracusan Dromio's twin sister. (may end up being played by the same actor as the first Dromio)
Adrian    The husband of Antipholus of Ephesus, he is a passionate man.
Lucian    Adrian's unmarried brother and the object of Antipholus of Syracuse's affections
Solinus    The just but merciful ruler of Ephesus
Egeon    A Syracusan merchant, husband of the Abbess (Emilia), and the father of the two Antipholi. He is, like his Syracusan daughter, in search of the missing half of his family; he has been sentenced to death as the play begins.
Abbess    Emilia, the long-lost wife of Egeon and the mother of the two Antipholi. Balthasar - A merchant in Syracuse.
Angelo    A goldsmith in Syracuse and a friend to Antipholus of Ephesus.
Merchant    An Ephesian friend of Antipholus of Syracuse
Second Merchant    A tradesman to whom Angelo is in debt
Doctor Pinch    A schoolteacher, conjurer, and would-be exorcist
Neal    Strongman (preferably heavily tatooed) and body servant in the Ephesus household, married to Dromio
Courtier    A courtly “friend” of Antipholus of Ephesus

Ensemble Circus performers   -  various preshow and key performers

Bard on the Bandstand 2019: The Comedy of Errors
Run away to the circus for an evening of fun and games, a tale of mistaken identities, rivalries, twists of fate, and of course, love and redemption! Pre-show entertainment starts at 6:30 PM, show begins at 7:00 PM. Bring the whole family, a lawn chair, a blanket, and a donation for the Friends in Need Food Bank. For more information, visit
Production dates:
July 18-20 at Spirit Square, Pitt Meadows
July 25-27 at Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge
Sharon Malone, Producer
Emerald Pig Theatrical Society
Box 91
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 7E9
Audition form - Comedy of Errors.doc149 KB
1 Comedy of Errors Roles.pdf22.18 KB
Adrian and Lucian.pdf31.31 KB
Aegeon.pdf25.06 KB
Amelia Adrian.pdf44.08 KB
Antipholus and the wrong Dromio.pdf44.59 KB
Courtier Antipholus Dromio.pdf46.94 KB
Duke Solinus.pdf25.73 KB
Ensemble roles.pdf54.49 KB
Local Antipholus Dromio and Balthazar.pdf42.3 KB
Merchant Angelo Officer Antipholus Dromio.pdf59.14 KB