Shoestring Players Hold Auditions For "Twelfth Night"

August 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will hold auditions for its production of William Shakespeare‘s Twelfth Night on Monday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center’s Proscenium Theatre. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the same location. Twelfth Night will be performed October 6-8 at 8:00 p.m. and October 9 at 3:00 p.m.

Auditions are open to the entire Spartanburg community and will consist of cold readings from the script. Those interested are encouraged to read the Twelfth Night script prior to auditioning in order to be familiar with the characters and the plotline.

Twelfth Night is about illusion, deception, disguises, madness, and the extraordinary things that love will cause us to do—and to see. Shipwrecked on the shore of Illyria, Viola believes her twin brother Sebastian to be drowned. She disguises herself as a boy and enters the service of the love-sick Duke Orsino in hopes that she can find her way in the world. Orsino proceeds to send her to woo the love-resistant Countess Olivia on his behalf. This plan creates a chaos of mis­taken identities and confused desires. Even the pompous Malvolio, duped by the ever inebriated Sir Toby Belch and his mischievous companions, dons his yellow stockings in pursuit of a dream.

For additional information about the play or the audition, please contact Lee Neibert, assistant professor of theatre, at (864) 503-5987 or lneibert@uscupstate.edu.