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Auditions for "Much Ado..." scheduled

SHELBURNE - Shelburne Players will hold auditions for Shakespeare's beloved comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" at Shelburne Town Center, Dec. 18 from 7-9 p.m. The cast will consist of four women, stage age 20 to 35, and 11 men, stage age late teens to 65.

Also included is a "casting chorus" (non-musical attendants, watchmen, musicians, etc.) that can be a variety of ages, including children 12 and over. A romantic comedy, re-imagined in Edwardian England, the play features young lovers Claudio and Hero, due to be married in a week.

To pass the time before their wedding day they conspire with Don Pedro, the prince of Aragon, to trick their friends Beatrice and Benedick into confessing their love for one another. Meanwhile, the prince's brother Don John, jealous of both Don Pedro's power and his affection for Claudio, attempts to sabotage the coming wedding.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please bring along r sum and photo, if available, and a list of known conflicts for February, March and April 2009. Production dates are April 17-25. A perusal copy of the script is available at Pierson Library, across the parking lot from the Town Center.

Call 878-0188/985-2225 or e-mail shelburneplayers@aol.com, or visit website www.shelburneplayers

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