Dates: Saturday, April 22nd, 2:00 PM â€“ 5:00 PM and Monday, April 24th, 7:00 PM â€“ 10:00 PM
Location: University Friends Church, 1840 W University St – enter from the west door.
Never been in a Shakespeare play? Never been in any play? There is a part for you!
Donâ€™t want many lines? Donâ€™t want any lines? Wanna just be in the background and battle scenes? There is a part for you!
Wanna do fight choreography? There is a part for you!
Best actor ever of all time? There is a part for you!
Come audition! Character descriptions are shown below.
Also looking for a fight choreographer. Message me if interested.
Please message Abri Geist-Dennis if you have any questions.
*Will definitely have fight choreography
**May or may not have fight choreography depending on the actor.
King Henry, Exeter, Dauphin Louis, and King Charles wonâ€™t have fight coreography
King Henry (491 lines, 10 scenes): King of England, sincere, wants the best for his people, to do whatâ€™s right, and follow God. Preferably a male actor.
Pistol* (126 lines, 9 scenes) : A commoner who joins the war, married to Nell Quickly, friend of Nim and Bardolph, semi-comic relief but is very arrogant, a thief, and kind of a jerk, has battle scenes with Nim, Bardolph, and a French soldier. Preferably a male actor.
Fluellen** (119 lines, 7 scenes): The Welsh captain, friends with Gower.
Exeter (88 lines 10 scenes): Henryâ€™s uncle (or aunt) and advisor, carries messages to the French king
Boy (or Girl)* (84 lines, 10 scenes): Pistolâ€™s servant, thinks little of Pistol and friends, does the chorus prologue and epilogue. Has 6 lines in French.
Dauphin â€“ Louis, prince of France (82 lines, 6 scenes): French prince, arrogant, mocking, overconfident, a bit petulant and childish.
Canterbury/Governer/Soldier** (76 lines, 9 scenes): A wealthy and powerful clergyman, assures Henry war is supported by God.
Michael Williams** (66 lines, 6 scenes): Williams argues with Henry when he doesnâ€™t realize heâ€™s the king.
Constable of France** (62 lines, 8 scenes): A French military leader, mocks the English with the Dauphin, also mocks the Dauphin.
King Charles of France (51 lines, 2 scenes): King of France, appears to be the only Frenchman worried about the English invasion
Nell Quickly, Montjoy** (47 lines, 9 scenes): Nell is married to Pistol, an ex of Nim, Montjoy is the French herald. Needs to be a female actress.
Nim, Duke of York* (41 lines, 9 scenes): Nim is a friend of Pistol and Bardolph, a thief, ex of Nell, is hanged in the middle, becomes York who dies in battle with Suffolk. Preferably a female actress.
Bardolph, Duke of Suffolk* (24 lines, 9 scenes): Bardolph is a friend and peace-keeper of Pistol and Nim, a thief, is hanged in the middle of the play, becomes Suffolk who dies in battle with York. Preferably a male actor.
First Ambassador, Messenger** (22 lines, 8 scenes): Ambassador and messenger for France.
Orleans** (22 lines, 8 scenes): Duke Duchess of France, mocks the English with the Dauphin.
John Bates, Herald** (18 lines, 5 scenes): Bates argues with Henry when he doesnâ€™t realize heâ€™s the king, has one line as the English herald.
Westmoreland** (16 lines, 11 scenes): Advisor to Henry and one of the military leaders.
Gower** (14 lines, 6 scenes) P: Army captain, friend of Fluellen
Erpingham** (6 lines, 12 scenes): described as older (white hair), used to be Henryâ€™s commander.
Monsieur le Fer* (6 lines, 6 scenes): A French soldier, fights with Pistol and becomes a POW who is killed. Lines are in French.
Rambures** (5 lines, 8 scenes): Duke Duchess of France, mocks the English with the Dauphin.
Warwick** (4 lines, 10 scenes): Advisor to Henry and one of the military leaders.
Depending on actor turnout and willingness, there could also be parts for those who donâ€™t want lines but would like to do fight choreography and be part of the battle.