2019 Season Auditions

March 6th and 10th

To schedule an audition time:
please call Flock Theatre at (860) 443 - 3119 or email at flocktheatre@hotmail.com.

NEW LONDON, CT - Flock Theatre will be holding auditions for their entire 2019 season on March 6th and 10th at the Thames Club in downtown New London. A selection of the shows to be cast are as follows, but auditionees will also be considered for various other projects.

Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, is a play adaptation of Jane Austen’s Regency era-set romance novel. Pride and Prejudice explores the importance of marrying for love at a time when society is pressuring young women to find profitable suitors. The story follows Mr. Bennet and his five unmarried daughters, focusing specifically on Elizabeth as she and the wealthy Mr. Darcy navigate their attraction. The play will run at the Shaw Mansion in downtown New London from May 10th to May 26th.

This summer, Flock will celebrate their 25th anniversary of Shakespeare and classical theatre in the Connecticut College Arboretum with The Comedy of Errors and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp involving a pair of twins and their servants, also twins, who had been separated at birth. Upon meeting, a series of mishaps due to constant mistaken identities lead to farcical beatings, seduction, false accusations, and an arrest. The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s finest and funniest comedies which everyone can enjoy. Oedipus Rex is Sophocles’ tragic epic detailing the fall of Oedipus, king of Thebes. A plague on the city of Thebes can only be stopped if the murderer of its previous king is found. Oedipus slowly finds out that he has unwittingly fulfilled a dark prophecy, and that he may be the man he is looking for. Both plays will also tour to Wilcox Park in Westerly, RI.

Also being produced this summer is Michael Bradford’s A Song of Bones. A Song of Bones is a play Flock commissioned Bradford to write after learning of the life of an African American soothsayer named Lil the Black who lived in New London, CT during the 1700s. Flock has mounted this play in the past, but new info from a 1790 census regarding northern household slaves is driving Flock to reexamine this piece, hopefully opening the eyes of those who engage with the piece in a way that resonates with contemporary racial struggles.

To schedule an audition slot, please call Flock Theatre at (860) 443 - 3119 or email at flocktheatre@hotmail.com.