Shakespeare auditions coming up at Playhouse Merced

Sun-Star staffMay 3, 2013 

— Auditions for Merced Shakespearefest's production of "As You Like It" are scheduled for 10 a.m. May 11 at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St.

The play will be directed by Colton Dennis, and organizers are looking to fill at least 22 roles.

There will be some gender-blind casting, and children are encouraged to audition. Actors should prepared to cold-read from the script (an optional monologue is welcome), according to the Merced Shakespearefest website.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in early August, with some language and character work in July.

Performance dates are scheduled for Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22, with a possible third weekend in Mariposa.

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