"I feel the need. The need for Speed!!"No, not Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards in Top Gun----nor Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper in...well, Speed. No, "SPEED" is one of the great clowns in Shakespeare's arsenal, exceeded only by his counterpart in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Launce---with a live dog to steal the scene.
They're the stuff of comic legend. And we need 'em!
The play bears some of the richest linguistic fruit an actor will speak, and an audience will devour in a year.....
O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day,
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away!
What light is light, if Silvia be not seen?
What joy is joy, if Silvia be not by?
Unless it be to think that she is by,
And feed upon the shadow of perfection.
Except I be by Silvia in the night,
There is no music in the nightingale;
Unless I look on Silvia in the day,
There is no day for me to look upon;
In order for director Molly Hood to have a great turnout for this coming weekend's auditions on Two Gentlemen of Verona, our goal is for her to see 125 people; we're on our way, but we could use your help. To reserve a slot, they e-mail Info@RichmondShakespeare.com or phone 804-232-4000.
May I ask you to please share the Facebook event?
We need great women in the show, every bit as much as we need men-------However, do please think of men, especially, with whom you'd like to work, see on stage, or whom you think would enjoy summer at Agecroft.
Molly has a particularly terrific direction in which to take the show, and it's going to be a real treat for the summer. Most of you know how exquisite it is to do perform---or see a show as part of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall.
Finally, please do invite several friends to the audition, tweet it----and ask friends to share it on their walls and/or tweet. FB has recently made it difficult to invite a large group at a time, so I am asking for you to help. The aud's are this Sat and Sun, April 9 & 10 during convenient actor hours. Can't go Sat? go Sunday 1230-430. Can't make the weekend? Join us at callbacks Wed night, April 13. Do make an appointment.
Full audition notice is below, and of course is on the RS website.