Beechmont Players is getting ready for the Summer 2015 family friendly show, The Trials of Robin Hood, directed by Lynne Aronson and co-produced by Donna Surber and Stephanie Mooney.
7 p.m. Monday, May 11, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, with callbacks, if needed, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13. Auditions will be held at the Anderson Center Theatre (7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230).
Please bring a resume, and headshots will be taken. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting Monday, June 8.
The run of the show is August 7-15, 2015.
Robin Hood is on trial for crimes against the state. The true facts are somewhat loose and confused and depend totally on who is telling them. There is the Lusty Robin version, the Lovelorn Robin version and the Silly Robin version and the audience will decide on the real story. All of the familiar characters are in the show, but nothing is what you would expect. We are not looking for a British dialect.
There are approximately 30 roles. We will need a variety of actors, all ages and types, who can play many different roles. We also will be looking for people who are willing to be onstage crew/dressers. You will essentially be in the company and are important.
The descriptions below are not complete, as many will be playing several roles:
Lusty, Lovelorn and Silly Robin Hood are all the same and all different but still Robin. We will likely use two men to play the three roles.
Maid Marian is a lovely young woman and Ward of King Richard. Hates Guy of Gisborne.
King Richard is the leader of England and fights in the Crusades and sort of forgets England.
Prince John is Richard’s evil brother who Richard leaves in charge. Big mistake.
Sheriff of Nottingham is a no goodnik, who cares more about money. Oh yes, he wants to kill all of the Robin Hoods.
Guy of Gisborne is a dolt, crazy for Marian and money, not necessarily in that order.
Edward of Locksley and Esmerelda of Locksley are the parents of Robin. He goes off to the Crusades, and we’re not sure what happens to Esmerelda.
Archery Butt and the Royal Deer. Poor souls, people are always shooting arrows at them.
Robin’s Merry Men consist of Little John, Friar Tuck, Alan A Dale, Will (also Willa) Scarlet, Nathaniel Piper, William Church and Daniel Boyle. Then there’s Much the Miller’s Son and Madge the Miller’s Daughter (same actor).
The Sheriff of Nottingham also has his soldiers, Bart Common, Finn Lucky and Tobias.
There are several other roles but all of them will be double cast with the above characters.