Recycled Shakespeare Company plans to hold auditions for its upcoming play “Richard III” from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. in Augusta, and from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at Fairfield House of Pizza, 207 Main St. in Fairfield.

Auditions will consist of individual and group cold readings. Those to plan to audition can come with a memorized piece, if they wish. Those who would like to audition but cannot do so at these times can call 207-314-4730 in advance to discuss alternatives.

All parts will be offered by Friday, Dec. 1.

The company also seeks people to do tech and stage work, costuming, props, and concessions. People of all skill levels and abilities are invited to participate with this grassroots community theater company, according to a news release from Lyn Rowden with Recycled Shakespeare Company.

The play will be performed from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 23-25, in Fairfield, Waterville and Augusta.

The table read will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Fairfield House of Pizza. All actors are responsible for learning their lines before blocking rehearsals begin Saturday, Jan. 6. Rehearsals are from 1-5 p.m. Saturdays in Augusta and 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays in Fairfield.


“Richard III” is the tragic story of a tyrant who rises to power through his cunning charm which does not stop at murder. “Plots are laid” as characters build alliances, break the bonds of friends and family, and strive to maintain the kingdom as England nears the end of the brutal War of the Roses.

One of Shakespeare’s often performed plays, this production by RSC is reduced to 90 minutes, with script editing by Becca Bradstreet and a directorial team of Lyn Rowden, Shana Page, and Murray Herard.

For more information, call 207-314-4730 or visit Recycled Shakespeare Company on Facebook.


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