Comedy of Errors Auditions

directed by Kari Steinbach


Auditions on Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11 at the theatre. Doors open at 6:00 pm and auditions begin at 7:00, and continue until everyone is seen. No appointments; people are seen in the order they arrive. The show performs October 11 through November 3, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm).

All 20 roles open to all ethnicities; some roles open to all genders. Some roles may be doubled. All roles are unpaid. Please read the note below about the use of music in the show.

Please come prepared with a classical comic monologue no longer than two minutes in length. (Option: You may choose one of the posted monologues below to read for your audition.) No dialect is required

Antipholus of Syracuse
– (m 20-40) The twin brother of Antipholus of Ephesus
Antipholus of Ephesus – (m 20-40) The twin brother of Antipholus of Syracuse
Dromio of Syracuse – (m/f 18-50) The bumbling, comical slave of Antipholus of Syracuse. The twin of Dromio of Ephesus
Dromio of Ephesus – (m/f 18-50) The bumbling, comical slave of Antipholus of Ephesus. The Syracusan Dromio’s twin
Adriana – (f 20-40) The wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, she is a fierce, jealous woman
Luciana – (f 20-40) Adriana’s unmarried sister and the object of Antipholus of Syracuse’s affections
Solinus – (m/f 30-79) The Duke of Ephesus; a just but merciful ruler
Egeon – (m. 30-79) A Syracusan merchant, husband of the Abbess (Emilia), and the father of the two Antipholi
Abbess – (f 30-79) Emilia, the long-lost wife of Egeon and the mother of the two Antipholi
Balthasar – (m/f 20-79) A merchant in Syracuse
Angelo – (m/f 20-79) A goldsmith in Syracuse and a friend to Antipholus of Ephesus
Merchant – (m/f 20-79) An Ephesian friend of Antipholus of Syracuse
Second Merchant – (m/f 20-79) A tradesman to whom Angelo is in debt
Doctor Pinch – (m/f 20-79) A schoolteacher, conjurer, and would-be exorcist
Luce – (f. 20-50) Also called Nell
Courtesan – (f-17-60)
Ensemble: Musicians, Gaolers, Officers, Attendants, etc.

MONOLOGUES (for those without a prepared monologue)

Antipholus of Ephesus
Duke Solinus
Antipholus of Syracuse

The production will also include the use of a Dick Dale, surfer rock type band that will appear from time to time. The band will be costumed and appear as an integral part of the show, playing during the action. The band will include the following instruments:

  • Drums
  • Electric Guitar (lead and rhythm)
  • Electric Bass
  • Tenor sax
  • Keyboard
  • Vocals

If you are interested in auditioning for a musician role, please refer to the links and files for the audition scores below and prepare the first minute of each song. Please bring your instrument (keyboard, drums, amps, and cables will be provided).

  • Dick Dale and the Del-Tones version of “Misirlou” (in E)
  • The Beach Boys – Surfin USA (in Eb)

Musicians will rehearse approximately once a week early in the process with increasing participation as the show gets closer to opening. Musicians must be available for all performances.

Comedies about long-lost twins causing confusion and mayhem have been around for centuries, from stage to screen – right up to those beach-party movies of the ‘60s, where those antics fit right in to any plot featuring Frankie and Annette. And TRP’s production will do just that, bringing Shakespeare’s first comedy to the beach, mixing his slapstick comedy of mistaken identities with bikinis, biceps, and surfer rock music!