URI Theatre sets audition dates for The Taming of the Shrew, Dec. 13

KINGSTON, R.I. – November 19, 2010 – The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew beginning Monday, Dec. 13. The auditions are open to the public. To register, call URI Theatre at 401.874.5921 or visit the theatre office on the second floor of the Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

The Taming of the Shrew tells the story of Kate and Bianca, two unmarried daughters of a wealthy Italian merchant. Although they are equally beautiful, they have strikingly different temperaments. Bianca is gentle and loveable, while Kate has a sharp tongue and a quick wit. Bianca has many suitors, but cannot marry until her older sister Kate does. No one has been brave enough to challenge the strong-willed Kate until a handsome stranger comes to town. Sparks fly in this high-energy, bawdy comedy, directed by Alan Hawkridge.

Those planning to audition should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue from one of Shakespeare’s comedies other than The Taming of the Shrew. Copies of the script are available in the URI Theatre Office or at www.amazon.com.

Audition dates are Monday, Dec. 13 and Tuesday, Dec 14, 7 to 9:30 p.m. in G Studio, Fine Arts Center. Callbacks are Thursday, Dec. 16, 7 to l0 p.m. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, Jan. 12. Performances are Thursday-Saturday, March 3- 5 and March 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 and March 13 at 3 p.m.

For further details, contact Bonnie Bosworth, 401.874.5922.