Auditions set for Shakespeare comedy

Staff report

PIQUA — The Edison State Community College Stagelight Players will have open auditions for William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the Piqua campus, 1973 Edison Drive.

One of William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedies, “As You Like It” chronicles the story of heroine Rosalind as she escapes persecution in her uncle’s court. Accompanied by her cousin Celia, Rosalind flees to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. While travelling through the forest, they encounter a variety of characters, including the despondent traveller Jaques, who recites one of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches.

Auditions will last approximately two hours and will be cold readings from the script. Production dates will run from early to mid–April. Jayson Grigsby will direct.

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Staff report