Audition Announcement

The King's Other Men
Spring 2019

Stage and Steel Productions, a Community Theater with an Edge, strives to create unique productions combining theatre, stage combat, audience participation and technology. We accept auditions from all walks of life and any level of experience. Roles are defined as Fighting or Non-Fighting. Actors auditioning for Fighting roles must be 14 years of age or older.  All actors under the age of 18 must have a parents(or legal guardians) peremision.

Actors accepting parts in a Fighting Role will need to learn how to safely use any of the following: a one handed broadsword, two handed broadsword, hand-to-hand combat, pole, dagger, shield, and potentially others. Training is provided.

Audition Dates: Feb 23rd & 24th from 4pm to 6pm
Auditions are being held by appointment only
Contact our Director Samuel Kiser by phone at 412-337-8812 or email stageandsteel@gmail.com

 

What to Expect:

You will need to prepare a modern prepared piece less than 3 minutes in length. Please, no Shakespeare.

There will be a cold read from the script.

For combat roles there will be a simple agility test. Dress comfortable with supportive shoes.

 

Auditions are held in:

THE ASHLEY MARIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER -
HOME OF STRIPLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATRE
2850 WEIR AVENUE
WEIRTON, WV, 26062

Directions will be provided when scheduling.

Performance Information: (please check availability before auditioning)
Show Dates: May 17th, 18th and 24th, 25th
Show Format: Friday nights are Dinner Theater and Saturday nights are General Admission
Show time: Fridays - Call is at 5:30pm, Show at 7:30 / Saturday - Call is at 6pm, Show at 8pm
Show Location: THE ASHLEY MARIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 2850 WEIR AVENUE WEIRTON, WV, 26062

 

Rehearsals: Start March 14th and run every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening with  times as follows

Tuesdays - 6-9pm Fighting
Thursdays - 6-9pm Lines
Sundays - 3-5pm Fighting & 5:30-8pm Full Run

The first rehearsal will be a read-through of the script.

Tech Week starts nightly May 12th thru the 16th & and again on May 23rd.

 

The King's Other Men:
Story Synopsis

A Kingdom is thrust into turmoil when the King dies before naming an heir. Now the Queen, the Prince, and the King's brother all partake in a tug of war over the crown. The battle becomes even more interesting when the three Daughters, the heirs of the neighboring Kingdom, show up with an old but honorable treaty that states that the crown is theirs. Now, truly, a Royal Battle of the Sexes breaks out with a golden prize awaiting its winner. Drama and farce intertwine in this tale of honor, treachery, and politics.

 

Roles we are auditioning for: 

Kingdom of Rivers:

Queen Isabella (F) 1 Fight –Strong character and the Queen. Understands politics and a bit overprotective of her son. The anchor of the cast. – Fighting Role

Prince Henry (M) 3 Fights–the good and honorable Knight, the Kings son - young and inexperienced, naive, he grows into a man, assumes that the crown is his. – Fighting Role

Lord Bellows (M) 4 Fightsthe dark Knight who wants the crown, the Kings brother, not honorable and will do what it takes to get what he wants. Strategic, selfish. fearless, Arrogant to a fault , he believes that the crown should be his. – Fighting Role

Lord Winter (M) 3 Fights Nonchalant but easily persuaded and pushed into taking sides, Coward but has great wisdom.  – Fighting Role ( may also be cast as a Non-Fighting role )

Squire Jacob (M) 1-3 FightSquire to Lord Winter, Assist all Knights. Not a speaking part but does have stage presence – Fighting Role

 

The Kingdom of Hillmount:

Lord Rudifina (F) 2 FightsA Knight by skill and right, the eldest daughter, honor bound, level headed to a fault and is tired of always having to prove herself. – Fighting Role

Lord Sophia (F) 1 FightA Knight by skill and right, the middle daughter. Laid back, easy going, overconfident, doesn’t worry about consequences. She wants to be like her big sister but doesn’t see why everything is taken so seriously.  – Fighting Role

Lord Camilla (F) 2 FightsA Knight by skill and right, the youngest daughter. Naïve because she has never had to prove herself since she walks the roads that Rudifina has paved.  Excited to be away from home, it’s a brand new world. – Fighting Role( 2 fights )

 

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