University Theatre to hold auditions for Julius Caesar

University Theatre to hold auditions for Julius Caesar The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will hold auditions for The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's towering classic, Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 7 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre.

Julius Caesar, which contains some of Shakespeare's most memorable and eloquent rhetoric, examines themes of ambition, loyalty, and guilt as Brutus, Cassius and others plot to overthrow Caesar.

Auditions, which are open to the public, will consist of readings from the script. Actors also have the option of sharing a one-minute prepared monologue of their choosing from the play. People wanting to audition may bring their own copy of the play or sign out a script from the departmental office, room 184A in the Fine Arts building. Because auditions are in 20-minute intervals, those who wish to audition are asked to reserve a specific time on the theatre callboard located in the east hallway of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.�

Thirty-five roles will be cast and many conventionally male roles may be played by women. Rehearsals will begin in early September with performances Oct. 20-24.�

Ronald L. Moyer, professor and chair of theatre, will direct the play and can be contacted at 677-5735 for further information.

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