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Enrollment & Advancement Center • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Summer Theatre Richard III Auditions

June 3, 2019

Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Summer Theatre, now entering its twelfth season, is pleased to announce open auditions for its summer 2019 production of “Richard III” by William Shakespeare. 

Auditions for this suspenseful and darkly comic retelling of The Wars of Roses will take place on June 17 and June 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 Fox Auditorium at UMFK. Interested performers can show up anytime between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and only need attend one of the two available sessions. Auditions also are available by appointment.

Actors of all ages and experience levels are sought, and we welcome actors of any gender identity for all roles. For those who don't care to be onstage, backstage, technical, and production volunteers are welcome. 

“Richard III has a hallmark anti-hero for a lead character. Richard is charismatic, funny, and completely shameless. Even though the show takes place in the late 1400’s, it tells us a lot about how we are susceptible to manipulation when a leader with a broken moral compass takes charge. The plot, based on actual events, is wild. George R.R. Martin took inspiration from this part of history when he created Game of Thrones, and audiences will notice similarities,” says Aaron Bernstein, UMFK Summer Theatre producer.

The performances of “Richard III” will be held from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28.

For more information or to schedule an audition appointment outside the open auditions, please contact Aaron Bernstein at 207-834-7893, or You can also find UMFK Summer Theatre on Facebook.