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Casting Call: The 20th Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Seeking actors to make history at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s 20th-annual season.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REGIONAL – The gates will open. The trumpets will sound. History will come to life! The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is pleased to announce auditions for their 20th-annual season taking place by appointment at the Faire’s Rehearsal Center at 64 Mill Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts (2nd Floor) on July 14 and 15 from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is an enchanted recreation of a 16th-century harvest fair complete with jousting knights, armored combat, live music, falconry, archery demonstrations, period dancing, stage performances, comedy, and continuous themed entertainment throughout the day.

Selected candidates will receive four weekends of tuition-free theatre training in various areas as required by their role. The Connecticut Renaissance Faire will provide seven consecutive weekends of performance experience, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day, from September 1 to October 14, 2018. There are both paid and unpaid roles available.

To learn more visit the Faire’s audition page at https://ctfaire.com/auditions or email auditions@ctfaire.com to reserve an audition time slot.

STAGE ROLES

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, has accepted a visitation from King Henry III and members of the Catholic Church. The meeting to be the first of a possible courtship between the two monarchs. However, the day’s events are complicated by the Queen’s malady, with mad medicine, meddling clergy, and plenty of comical errors.

Queen Elizabeth I, our ruling monarch.
Dr. John Dee, a well-intentioned, though quite mad, scientist.
Chief Gentlewoman Blanche, a funny and forward lady of the court.
Countess of Shrewsbury, Bess of Hardwick, a stern counsel to the Queen.
Baron William Cecil, a silly and nervous advisor.
King Henry III, a troubled visiting monarch.
Bishop Charles de Bourbon, a church leader with nefarious intentions.
Brother Jacques, ally to the Bishop.
General Gaspard de Saulx, a short-tempered, but a good man.
Lady Renee, a companion to the king’s court.

PEOPLE OF THE SHIRE
We play a variety of characters that breathe life into the kingdom for guests. We could be anything ranging from a visiting king or queen to the butcher, baker, or candlestick maker. Whatever the role, we have a blast bringing history to life in a fun, creative way. This is where varying talents come into play with wandering minstrels playing guitar, jugglers, stilt walkers, puppeteers, and more. If you’ve got a talent that would make the village more exciting, we’d like to hear from you.

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