Call for auditions for "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare {Abridged}"

November 3, 2023

The Lester Centre of the Arts is calling on any interested actors and actresses in Prince Rupert to audition for the Lester’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare {Abridged}. 

The two-act play is an irreverent and fast-paced romp, where three people perform all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 90 minutes.

The play will be stagedat the Lester Centre from April 19-20, 2024. The audition times for the play are as follows:

• Sunday, November 12: 1-3 p.m.
• Monday, November 13: 7-9 p.m.
• Thursday, November 16: 6-8 p.m.

The roles for the play are neither gender-specific nor age-specific, and those auditioning for the play should have a basic understanding of Shakespearean theatre. Most of the play’s lines are written in common 21st-century language, although there are some passages where Shakespeare’s verse is quoted verbatim.

“The Lester Centre produced a version of Mamma Mia! earlier this year, and it was a resounding success,” said Chris Armstrong, General Manager of the Lester Centre. “Since 2024 is an off-year for our community musical, we’d like to stage a fun, zany, and fast-paced play for the springtime.”

To schedule an audition, CLICK HERE and choose a preferred time in a short online form, and someone from the Lester Centre will get back to you to confirm a time.

Or, you can email theLester Centre at,or call us at 250-627-8888.

Looking forward to seeing you at auditions!