William Shakespeare

Shakespearean auditions

Bard in the Valley’s 2015 production is Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Auditions announced for Bard in the Valley’s (BIV) production of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, directed by Mandy Dyck, will be held Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30 in Langley.

The audition does not require an appointment.

Actors are asked to arrive at the Douglas Park Recreation Centre – 20550 Douglas Cr. – on March 29 at 12:30 p.m. (auditions are until 4 p.m.) or on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. (auditions are until 9:30 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations, rehearsal commitments, and to complete the audition form.

Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and some will be asked to read for specific roles.

Do not send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.

This is a non-equity production. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact producer Diane Gendron at info@bardinthevalley.com

Rehearsal days, beginning in early April, are Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings and, if required, one additional weekday rehearsal, the timing of which will be mutually agreed upon by the participants.

Performance dates:

• July 1, at 3 p.m., July 2 at 7 p.m. and possibly July 3 (TBA) on the lawn in front of Fort Langley’s historic community hall during Canada Day celebrations.

• July 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 at the Township 7 Winery in Langley.

• July 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31 and Aug. 1 and 2 on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City.

Sunday performances at the Township 7 Winery and the Spirit Square Stage are matinees and begin at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.

Dyck, a graduate of the theatre program at the University of the Fraser Valle, has been involved with Bard in the Valley for the past two years both onstage as one of the main characters and offstage as BIV’s hair and make-up designer.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and has spent many years on the stage and behind the scenes.

Shakespeare’s comedy follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to forswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies.

“Of all of Shakespeare’s plays Love’s Labour’s Lost is probably the most modern,” said Dyck. With a splash of witty repartee and hint of blunt humor, this play embodies the ridiculousness that is love. There are times in our lives when we have all done crazy things for love; do we blame ourselves or the mischievous cupid?”

For more information, visit www.bardinthevalley.com