Dreamwell announces auditons for Henry V

Iowa City – Dreamwell Theatre announces auditions for Henry the Fifth, William Shakespeare’s deepest exploration of war. Angie Toomsen directs. Performances will be 2–3 weekends in June (actual weekends to be finalized). This marks the first time Dreamwell has ventured into the realm of Shakespeare.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, February 23, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A.

Both men and women are encouraged to audition for major roles. Sides will be provided for cold readings, but actors may feel free to prepare a 2-3 minute Shakepeare monologue or a reading (does not have to be memorized – verse is preferred). Ensemble members will likely play multiple roles.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
KING HENRY V.
DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, brother to the King.
DUKE OF BEDFORD, brother to the King.
DUKE OF EXETER, uncle to the King.
DUKE OF YORK, cousin to the King.
EARL OF SALISBURY.
EARL OF WESTMORELAND.
EARL OF WARWICK.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
BISHOP OF ELY.
EARL OF CAMBRIDGE.
LORD SCROOP.
SIR THOMAS GREY.
SIR THOMAS ERPINGHAM, officer in King Henry’s army.
GOWER, officer in King Henry’s army.
FLUELLEN, officer in King Henry’s army.
MACMORRIS, officer in King Henry’s army.
JAMY, officer in King Henry’s army.
BATES, soldier in the same.
COURT, soldier in the same.
WILLIAMS, soldier in the same.
PISTOL.
NYM.
BARDOLPH.
BOY.
A Herald.
CHARLES VI, king of France.
LEWIS, the Dauphin.
DUKE OF BURGUNDY.
DUKE OF ORLEANS.
DUKE OF BOURBON.
The Constable of France.
RAMBURES, French Lord.
GRANDPRE, French Lord.
Governor of Harfleur
MONTJOY, a French herald.
Ambassadors to the King of England.
ISABEL, queen of France.
KATHARINE, daughter to Charles and Isabel.
ALICE, a lady attending on her.
HOSTESS of a tavern in Eastcheap, formerly Mistress Quickly,
and now married to Pistol.

Contact angietoomsen@gmail.com with questions.

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5 thoughts on “Dreamwell announces auditons for Henry V

  1. Any chance some roles might be doubled? I hear a rumor this mihgt be performed at the Riverside Festival Stage? When are the dates?

  2. Yes, roles will likely be doubled. No, it will not at the Riverside Stage. The dates are the first few weekends of June, depending on the space.

  3. I heard (sorta 3rd hand) that this is part of the Riverside Shakjespeare Festival- what is up with that?
    It is so pretty down there and maybe there will be some replanting by then.
    Just if anybody knows.
    I am sorry to not know motre about this but I keep up pretty well.
    Are they doing My Three Sons this wointner?
    Thanks you.

  4. I am trying to commendt:
    is this part of the Riversoide Theater Shakespearje Festival?
    I hear also they are doinng My 3 Sons?
    can anybody tell if this ias corrrect?
    I keep up preety well.
    thanks

  5. The Riverside Shakespeare Festival is done by Riverside Theatre. This show, Henry V, will be produced by Dreamwell. They are two different theatre companies.

    The Riverside Shakespeare festival this year will consist of Two Gentleman of Verona and Ah Wilderness!, which of course, is not actually by Shakespeare.

    Riverside is also producing All My Sons, but not as part of the festival. It opens next week at their downtown location.

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