The Wichita Shakespeare Company will be holding auditions for its all female September production of PERICLES. Auditions are Thursday June 27th from 7-10pm and Saturday June 29 from 2-5pm. Auditions will be at University Friends Church at 1840 W University.
Readings from the script will be provided. This version will feature a cast of 8 women who will collectively play over 40 characters. If any of you have always wanted to play the dashing hero, swarthy sailor, raucous pirate, as well as virtuous young maiden, or wicked queen – this is the show for you. Women aged 18 and up and of multiple ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Performances are September 6-22 and rehearsals will begin around the first of August. Please contact Director Dan Schuster with any questions. Come play with us in the park this September!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Presented by Wichita Shakespeare Company
The Wichita Shakespeare Company (WSC) opens its 2019 Shakespeare-in-the-Park series with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s beloved play of fairies, young lovers, and an amateur acting troupe all colliding in the Athenian woods is the perfect Comedy for the Park.
The play is directed by veteran WSC director, Jane Tanner. Jane has been involved with every Shakespeare in the Park production in the Wichita area since the early 1980’s. The impressive cast assembled for the show includes Ben Smith as Bottom, Levi Nord as Oberon, Amy Ruppert as Titania, and Jackson Wingert as Puck. Additional members of the cast include Jerry Wehry, Khyah Van Es, Don Wineke, John Stafford, Kinsey McDaniel, Logan Wohlford, Claire Wehry, Joe Parrish, Aron Pfingsten, Regan Bazzelle, Jeremy Buoy, Ezra Reeves, and Malacy Reeves.
All shows will begin at 7:00 pm, with an approximate running time of one hour and forty-five minutes. As always, the play is performed free to all audiences but donations are accepted and appreciated. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating and, of course, bug spray.
Shakespeare-in-the-Park returns to the very popular Central Riverside, College Hill, and Buffalo parks in Wichita. Parks in Derby, Andover, and Park City complete the schedule. Additionally, a special inside performance will be held at University Friends Church. Seating will be provided for the inside performance. In the event of inclement weather, there will be a message posted at 6 pm on the WSC line (316-655-2017) alerting if the show has been cancelled for that evening. Exact park/performance locations and dates are as follows: June 7 th …College Hill Park, Wichita June 8 th …Buffalo Park, Wichita June 9 th …University Friends Church, Wichita June 14 th …Central Riverside Park, Wichita June 15 th …Hap McLean Park, Park City June 16 th …Andover Central Park June 21 st …College Hill Park, Wichita June 22 rd …High Park, Derby June 23 rd …Central Riverside Park, Wichita For additional information regarding this show or press release, please contact Jane Tanner at (316) 617-2642.
The Court Theseus, Duke of Athens – Jerry Wehry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, Betrothed to Theseus – Khyah Van Es Egeus, Father to Hermia – Don Wineke
The Lovers Lysander, in love with Hermia – John Lloyd Stafford III Hermia, in love with Lysander, but father prefers Demetrius – Kinsey McDaniel Demetrius, wants to marry Hermia, formerly courted Helena – Logan Wohlfold Helena, in love with Demetrius – Claire Wehry
The Rude Mechanicals Quince, a carpenter, later the Prologue – Joe Parrish Bottom, a weaver, later Pyramus – Ben Smith Flute, a bellows mender, later Thisbe – Aron Pfingsten Snug, a joiner, later the Lion – Malacy Reeves Snout, a tinker, later the Wall – Ezra Reeves Starveling, a tailor, later the Moon – Jeremy Buoy
The Fairies Oberon, King of the Fairies – Levi Nord Titania, his Queen – Amy Ruppert Puck, servant to Oberon – Jackson Wingert Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed – Titania’s fairy entourage – Regan Bazzell