Food Bank Seeking Local Actors to Join Players

Food Bank Seeking Local Actors to Join Players

The Food Bank Players will be holding auditions for their production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing!

Auditions are open to all fully vaccinated actors 18 and older and will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, Jan. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Healing Garden on Webster Street. Actors are asked to prepare a monologue of any kind that dazzles! Performances will be outdoors on the Healing Garden stage, April 23, 24, 30 and May 1 at 2 p.m.

To schedule an audition or get more information contact the director at genekahane@gmail.com.

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599. The five-act play is set in Messina and revolves around two romantic pairings that emerge when a group of soldiers arrive in the town.

According to Shakespeare.org, protagonist Count Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of his host. Hero’s cousin Beatrice (a confirmed spinster) and Benedict (an eternal bachelor) are each duped into believing the other is in love with them. Claudio is deceived by a malicious plot and denounces Hero as unchaste before they marry. She faints and is believed dead, but recovers to be proved innocent by a chance discovery. Benedict wins Beatrice’s love defending her cousin’s honor, and to his surprise, Claudio is reunited with Hero, who he believed dead.

This is Food Bank Players second ever production. Their first production was A. R. Gurney’s dog comedy, Sylvia, which was performed last year. The play was a fundraiser play benefitting The Alameda Food Bank.