2023 Junior Cast of As You Like It

This is the information for the Junior Cast Auditions for The Comedy of Errors. If you are an adult actor, please click here to be directed to the Mainstage Audition.

Flashback Theater Co. (FbTC) is seeking aspiring young actors of all ages 12-18 of any experience level for their upcoming Junior Cast production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by SCC Fine Arts Coordinator, Thomas Alvey. Auditions will take place at the new Flashback offices downtown at 209A East Mount Vernon St. Somerset, KY on Thursday May 2nd from 4 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 24 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm,and Saturday, May 25 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Performers will “tour” their production through local parks in Pulaski as well as surrounding counties. 

The Comedy of Errors is perhaps Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy, taking a slapstick view on love, family, and the hilarity of coincidence. Madness ensues when Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus to find their nearly identical twins: Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Ephesus. When the friends and family of the Ephesus pair meet the pair from Antipholus, they mistake them for them for the twin they know, setting off a series of madcap events! 

The Junior cast will gain practical production experience through the rehearsal process. Actors should expect to work with minimal set pieces and puppets, and serve as their own run crew when needed.  Junior cast will have limited rehearsal time and MUST be present for all scheduled Junior cast rehearsals, including technical rehearsals on July 13th-19th. The Junior cast will perform in a “tour” style July 20, July 26th, and July 27, 2024, visiting area parks. Transportation is not provided. Parents are responsible for getting their child not only to all scheduled rehearsals, but to all scheduled performances.

A perusal script will be available at Flashback Theater for those wishing to review the show before auditioning. Parents are encouraged to look over the script before your child auditions.

Important Dates

May 2nd  4:00pm to 6:00pm at Flashback Theater
Friday, May 24 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Flashback Theater
Saturday, May 25 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Flashback Theater

There is no need to sign up for these auditions. Just show up ready to play!

Important Dates:

  • First Read: June 1, 2024
  • Staging Rehearsals:  June 10 – July 12, 2024
  • Tech Rehearsals:  July 13-19, 2024
  • Performances:  July 20, 26th, and 27, 2024

Production Information

The Comedy of Errors will rehearse at Flashback’s new office space at 209A East Mount Vernon St, generally on weeknights. Performances will be held in various locations including parks in Russell County, Casey County, Eubank, Burnside, Monticello, Shopville, and London and are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. Actors are NOT provided with transportation to their performances from Flashback, and parental assistance is expected.

Available Roles

Some roles may be double cast, meaning one actor will play them both.

Available Roles (18 roles):

Duke of Ephesus | Aegeon, a merchant of Syracuse, father to the Antipholuses

Antipholus of Syracuse*, twin to Antipholus of Ephesus, son to Aegeon and Aemilia

Antipholus of Ephesus*, twin to Antipholus of Syracuse, son to Aegeon and Aemilia

Dromio of Syracuse*, twin of Dromio of Ephesus, servant to Antipholus of Syracuse

Dromio of Ephesus*, twin of Dromio of Syracuse, servant to Antipholus of Ephesus

Angelo, a goldsmith 

Balthazar, a merchant 

First Merchant 

Second Merchant

Dr. Pinch, a charlatan 

Adriana, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus 

Luciana, sister to Adriana

Aemilia (or The Abbess), wife to Aegeon, mother to the Antipholuses 

Courtesan,  “friend” to Antipholus of Ephesus 



Gaoler, the jailor


*Roles are to be played by actors with hand puppets.

What to Prepare

Actors should prepare a Shakespeare monologue or be prepared to cold read a Shakespeare monologue.

Please bring a headshot and resume of theatrical experiences if available.

New to Flashback Theater?

By auditioning for the SomerStage production, you are indicating interest in being considered for a summer production, which will require commitment throughout June and July. You will be able to indicate on your audition form if you are unavailable for particular rehearsals. The director will be calling back individuals from this pool of talent based on your type, experience, and availability. For this reason, it is helpful if you bring a photo of yourself and a theater resume or list of previous theater experience for later reference.

You will fill out a contact form at your appointment. Email is our primary way of contact, so please be sure you provide an email that you check regularly. Our artists are typically paid a stipend to offset the costs of attending rehearsals. We are a semi-professional company, and we operate in a professional atmosphere. Our artists are treated with respect and we expect you to return that respect by showing up on time to all rehearsals and performances, and collaborating in a positive manner. Your audition or interview is the first opportunity to show your respect for the theater process and thus your ability to work well with us; so arrive early, be prepared, and always say “Thank you!”

Season Sponsors & Supporters

The Comedy of Errors Junior Cast Park Tour is supported by our Junior Cast Tour sponsor, Keller Williams National Bank.

Flashback Theater is grateful to our 2023-24 Spotlight Sponsors: Applied Behavioral Advancements, M&W Printing, Kentucky Tourism Arts & Heritage Cabinet, The Shubert Foundation, The City of Somerset, David Daring Rentals, and Fenix Digital; as well as our Footlight Sponsors: Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital & Lake Cumberland Residency Programs, First & Farmer’s National Bank, The Weigel Family, United Cumberland Bank, T. Ronald Kidd Trust, Kinetic by Windstream, Somerset Community College, Toyotetsu America, Inc. (TTAI), Brad Bigelow of Century 21 Advantage Realty, and Buffalo Wings & Rings.