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  Play - March 2016



Written by William Shakespeare


Directed by Michael Wilson


Production dates:

Friday - March 9, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday- March 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm & 8:00 PM

Sunday - March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 PM


Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg




 Audition and Cast Information 

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 28 & 29, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Auditions are by Appointment with 5 people in each 30 minute block

Callback on Thursday - November 30, 2017 by Invitation


Community Presbyterian Church - Chapel

200 E Leland Rd



Audition requirement: Present a two-minute monologue from a Shakespeare comedy other
than The Taming of the Shrew.


Character List

All roles are ethnically neutral. Some traditionally male characters may be changed to female at the director’s discretion. The play will not be performed with English accents (unless an actor happens to be English).


Katherine (Female age 18-25) Eldest daughter of Minola Baptista. Pretty, stubborn, quick-witted, and sharp-tongued. She runs the household and has no interest in marriage. Must be able to engage in close physical rough-housing with Petruchio.


Petruchio (Male age 25-35) A wealthy gentleman who behaves like a street thug. He has come to town to find a wife. Rude, loud, overbearing and eccentric. Must be able to engage in close physical rough-housing with Katherine. This actor doubles as Christopher Sly in the Induction.


Bianca (Female age 16-20) Youngest daughter of Minola Baptista. Beautiful, quiet, charming and obedient. She doesn’t question authority and craves the attention of men (especially handsome men).


Minola Baptista (Male age 45-60) A wealthy merchant and father of Katherine and Bianca. Kind, noble, and a bit scatter-brained. He loves his daughters but can’t control Katherine’s crude behavior.


Lucentio (Male age 20-25) A student who comes to town for learning. Son of Vincentio. Good-looking, charming, romantic and clever, He falls in love with Bianca at first sight.


Tranio (Male age 20-25) Lucentio’s servant and closest friend. Witty, comical and extremely loyal. He plots to help Lucentio marry Bianca.


Biondello (Male 14-18) Lucentio’s younger servant. Good-natured, goofy and eager to please. This actor doubles as the pageboy in the Induction and pretends to be a girl.


Gremio (Male age 70-80) A wealthy gentleman and suitor for Bianca. Arrogant, self-serving and suspicious of everyone. Thinks he is entitled to Bianca because of his wealth.


Hortensio (Male age 30-40) A wealthy gentleman and rival suitor for Bianca. Handsome, charming and romantic. Pretends to be a music teacher to get close to Bianca.


Grumio (Male age 45-55) Petruchio’s much-abused servant. He has served the family since before Petruchio was born. He is the comic fool in the play. Must be able to do physical comedy. This actor doubles as the Nobleman in the Induction.


Vincentio (Male or Female age 45-60) Traditionally the father of Lucentio. This role may be changed to his mother instead. Wealthy, noble, protective of his son and family honor.


Pedant (Male or Female age 45-60) A teacher who is passing through town. Tranio tricks him into impersonating Vincentio.


Widow (Female age 40-50) A wealthy widow who marries Hortensio. Beautiful, elegant and snobbish. This actor doubles as the innkeeper in the Induction.


Servants (Male and Female age 16-99) Various servants who appear in the Induction and later in Petruchio’s house. These have minimal lines and are good parts for new actors.


Auditions are by appointment

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