“Twelfth Night” is a brilliant dark comedy about love and madness in which shipwrecked twins are on a voyage far from home; each thinks the other has drowned, and they wander into a world of love, misunderstandings, mistaken identities, ambition, lechery, and even hijinks. Each character is fashioned so completely but so differently from one another, that the play has the effect of being a collection of universes, each one zooming around with its own set of natural laws.
Auditions are open to all interested parties, age 13 to 19, and students new to theater are encouraged to attend. Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Actors are asked to come to the audition prepared with a Shakespeare monologue, one to two minutes in length (appropriateness to the role desired not necessary), and actors will also meet as a group to play and have fun.
“Twelfth Night” will be directed by John Hadden, and rehearsals for the show will be held Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, beginning on July 24. There will be four performances, August 11 to 13. Tuition for the program is $500. NEYT is located at 100 Flat Street, and is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices available.
For more information and character breakdowns visit www.neyt.org/programs/auditions.