Alcott Arts Center to hold auditions today and March 14

Alcott Arts Center will hold auditions today for Alcott’s 2015 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot VIII production.

This year’s play will be Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labors Lost” and will be directed by Susan Proctor.

Auditions will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 7 and 10 a.m. to noon March 14 at Alcott Arts Center, 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan.

The play will run Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20, with promos at the Renfaire, Central Avenue Parade, and the La Placita community event at Bethany Park.

The audition is open to anyone age 10 or older. Those participating are asked bring headshots, resumes and date conflicts.

“Love’s Labors Lost” is one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, probably written in 1580s. It may have been first performed in 1588, and there are records of a performance in 1597.

The play is about the King of Navarre and three friends who swear off women for one year. That changes when the princess of France and her three friends come on a diplomatic mission. The play about love has at least five couples, and sets men’s wits against women’s There are 6 names characters.

Those who audition will be asked to read and perhaps dance a little. There will be books at the Alcott Arts Center that auditioners may view.

Participants in auditions today are advised to dress warmly, as Alcott is not heated.

For more information, call the Alcott Center at 913-233-2787.

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