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Directed by Jon Ciccarelli

Audition Location: 

Coliseum Building at Boothe Memorial Park. 



5800 Main St, Stratford, CT 06614


Audition Dates: 

Monday, April 22nd, 7 - 9pm

Tuesday, April 23rd, 7 - 9pm

Please arrive a little earlier in order to fill out a contact form



Performance Dates:  

July 12th @ 6pm - Stratford Library

July, 13, 14 @ 2pm - Stratford Library

July 18, 19, 20 @ 7pm - Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford CT 06614

July 25, 26, 27 @ 7pm - Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford, CT 06614

Rehearsals: Run from May 9th -  July 11th

Rehearsals occur about 3 times a week on rotating weeknights (with an occasional Sunday.)  The directing team will be as flexible as possible when dealing with scheduling conflicts. 


This Shakespearean comedy is a silly, slapstick-type romp. Filled with an array of colorful characters and funny pranks.  We will be doing 1950's/60's inspired colorful costuming, music, and playing up the sitcom-like situations and comedic bits within this show.  This play is written mostly in prose, which, for those who may be new to Shakespeare, means you do not need to stress about the rules of understanding verse!  If you are a great character actor looking to get your feet wet with Shakespeare, this is the perfect show for you!  And for those with more experience, this is a fun piece to play in.  All are welcome to audition.

Short Summary: Falstaff decides to fix his financial woe by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. The wives find he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. With the help of their husbands and friends, the wives play one last trick in the woods to put Falstaff's mischief to an end.


Looking for 14-15 actors of various ages, genders, races, and abilities who are willing to play multiple roles and zany characters.  While roles may be written with a certian gender in mind, Shakespeare is flexible.  Feel free to audition for any role.  We will give a range of ages and gender breaksdowns, but please know that we often cast women in male roles, and vice versa.  

SIR JOHN FALSTAFF. (Male, 30's - early 50's.) Loves the ladies, a good brew, and a good time!

PISTOL Follower of Falstaff. (Any gender, age) Firey, fiesty, and devious. 

NYM, Follower of Falstaff. (Any gender, age) Happy to just be part of the party. 

ROBIN, Page to Falstaff.(Any gender, age) Hopes to get the one up on Falstaff one of these days. 

MASTER FORD, Gentlemen dwelling at Windsor. (Male, 40's - 60's) Very jealous....verrrrrry jealous - and likes disguises. 

MISTRESS FORD, His wife. (Female, late 30's - 50's) More shy around her husband, but loves a good time. Aware of her husband's jealousy, and plays on Falstaff's affections for her. 

MASTER PAGE, Gentlemen dwelling at Windsor. (Male, 40's - 60's) Protective father, and golden retriever husband. 

MISTRESS PAGE, His wife. (Female, 40's - 60) Life of the party.  Of the two wives, she is the schemer. 

MISTRESS ANNE PAGE, Their daughter. (Female, 20's) The object of desire.  Sweet, but also sassy. Secretly in love with Fenton, though she has every man in Windsor vying for her hand in marraige. 

FENTON, a young Gentleman. (Male, 20's) Head over heels in love with Anne. Think of the lead tenor from a musical. 

SHALLOW, a Country Justice.(Any gender, 30's - 60) A Justice trying to hook up his/her nephew with Anne. 

SLENDER, Cousin to Shallow. (Male, 20's - early 30's) Wants to get the girl, but is seriously clueless

SIMPLE, Servant to Slender. (Any gender, any age) Simple - and not much else. 

SIR HUGH EVANS, a Welsh Parson.(Male/any gender, 20's - 50's). Looking for an actor who can do a Welsh or Scottish sounding accent. A broker to the marriage of Anne Page.  

DOCTOR CAIUS, a French Physician.(Male/any gender, 30's - 50's) Knows his way around a rapier. Trying to win the hand of Anne Page.  (looking for an actor who can do an over the top french accent)

MISTRESS QUICKLY, Servant to Doctor Caius. (Female, 30's - 40's) Busy-body, in everyone's business, is trying to play matchmaker between Anne and Fenton. Might be flirtatious with Falstaff - but there might be more (wink wink)

JOHN RUGBY, Servant to Doctor Caius. (any age/gender) Always at Dr. Caius' heels!

HOST of the Garter Inn. (Any age/gender) Verbose and accomidating. Invites all in to his Inn for a good time, and good brew.


PLEASE NOTE: A handful of these roles double.  For example, Anne Page and Jack Rugby are doubled. 

Format of Auditions

Auditions will consists of reading sides from the play.  Copies of sides (scenes) will be provided at the audition, but there are pdf versions of them below if you would like to take a look at them ahead of time.  Not all roles will have sides so please pick the side closest to the characters you wish to portray (again, casting may assign you to a “track” with multiple roles). You may be asked to cold-read material on the audition day. Please stay at the audition until you have been dismissed.

Once again, thank you for your interest in this production. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to email the company at

There is no need to submit any materials beforehand (unless you would like to).







FORD (Disguised as MASTER BROOK)








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