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Actors needed Sept. 19-20 “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” theatre auditions

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 13, 2022

Actors aged 16 and older are invited to audition for the College of Lake County (CLC) Theatre Department’s production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].” Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Studio Theatre located at 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake.

PosterThis outrageously funny comedy explores what happens when three over-achieving actors attempt the monumental feat of presenting all of Shakespeare’s plays in a single two-hour production. Fast-paced, witty and full of madcap physicality, it’s an evening of nonstop laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Those auditioning need to prepare a 90-second to two-minute memorized monologue from any Shakespeare play or sonnet. Actors need only attend one day of initial auditions and should bring an acting resumé if they have one. Actors should be available for the call-backs on Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30-10 p.m.

Rehearsals begin the week of Oct. 3, Monday-Thursday evenings and performances are Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 17-19. Actors should have these dates free before auditioning.

With any questions, contact Craig Rich at 847-543-2567 or

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.