Now entering its sixth season, Bard in the Valley is preparing to hold auditions for its summer 2015 production, Love's Labour's Lost.

Bard in the Valley to hold auditions for Love’s Labour’s Lost

Tryouts for summer 2015 production, directed by Mandy Dyck, will be held March 29 and 30

Bard in the Valley returns to its comedy roots this summer, after a tragic turn last summer, with Julius Caesar.

Beginning on Canada Day and continuing until early August, Langley’s outdoor Shakespeare theatre company will present Love’s Labour’s Lost, and they’re hoping to find some outstanding performers to put to work.

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30, to cast Bard in the Valley’s (BIV’s) 2015 production, which is directed by Mandy Dyck. Actors wishing to audition are asked to arrive at the Douglas Park Recreation Centre — 20550 Douglas Crescent — on Sunday, March 29 at 12:30 p.m. or on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations, rehearsal commitments, and to complete the audition form. No appointment necessary.

Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and some will be asked to read for specific roles.

Do not send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.

This is a non-equity production. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact producer Diane Gendron at info@bardinthevalley.com.

Rehearsal dates: Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings and, if required, one additional weekday rehearsal, the timing of which will be mutually agreed upon by the participants.

Performance dates:

• Wednesday, July 1, at 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of Fort Langley’s historic community hall during Canada Day Celebrations and Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Same location. And a possible performance on Friday, July 3 at the same location.

• July 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18, at the Township 7 Winery in Langley.

• July 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 and Aug, 1 and 2, on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City.

Sunday performances at the Township 7 Winery and the Spirit Square Stage are matinees and begin at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.

BIV is delighted to announce that the 2015 production will be directed by Mandy Dyck a graduate of the theatre program at the University of the Fraser Valley.

“Of all of Shakespeare’s plays Love’s Labour’s Lost is probably the most modern,” said Dyck.

“With a splash of witty repartee and hint of blunt humor, this play embodies the ridiculousness that is love.

“There are times in our lives when we have all done crazy things for love; do we blame ourselves or the mischievous cupid?”

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