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Directors George Hartpence and Carol Thompson seek one more actor for a Shakespearean cascade of adventure featuring a forest chase, lovers lost and found, and an ending full of hope for true love!


Costard (Lead) | All Genders | 25-40
A local of the court–funny and always getting into trouble and misadventures. A clown.


If you are interested in the role or would like more information, please email the director, George Hartpence, at

We are also looking for volunteers to join our TECH CREW.  If you’re interested in learning about the ins and outs of running the show backstage, please email the producer, Karolina Matyka, at


Directors: George Hartpence and Carol Thompson

Producer: Karolina Matyka


Please note we are also looking for volunteers to join our TECH CREW, including a STAGE MANAGER. If you are interested in working with us behind the scenes, please contact the producer at

Four young men (one of them a king) withdraw from the world for three years, taking an oath that they will devote themselves to study and have nothing to do with women. The King of Navarre soon learns, however, that the Princess of France and her ladies are about to arrive.  Although he lodges them outside of his court, all four men fall in love with the ladies, abandoning their oaths and setting out to win their hands.
The laughter triggered by this story is augmented by subplots involving a braggart soldier, a clever page, illiterate servants, a parson, a schoolmaster, and a constable so dull that he is named Dull. Letters and poems are misdelivered, confessions are overheard, entertainments are presented, and language is played with, and misused, by the ignorant and learned alike.

Our setting removes the action from the Elizabethan era and transplants it into the romantic and more innocent era prior to the start of World War I in high “Downton Abby” style.

If you are interested in auditioning for any of the listed roles, please contact the director George Hartpence at to schedule an appointment.


Auditions can be held in-person at ActorsNET, 635 N Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067 OR remotely via ZOOM video conferencing.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  Sides can be downloaded ahead of time here: Love Labours Lost Audition Monologues, and will be available on-site at the theater. 


The original text of the play is available for free online, though this production will use an edited text.

ActorsNET strives to foster an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions. Roles are open to actors of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, ages (18+), and abilities.


All roles are non-union and unpaid.

Based on availability of the final cast, a read-thru and table work will commence in mid-April 2024; rehearsals will generally be held 2 weeknights and 1 weekend afternoon until the two weeks before performances. Rehearsals will be held either at the theater or at other TBD locations in the Morrisville area.

Week 1: June 14, 15, 16

Week 2: June 21, 22, 23

Week 3: June 28, 29, 30


Performing Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note, there will be TWO performances (2:00 p.m. matinee and 8:00 p.m.) on Saturday during the closing weekend.


Performances are held at the Heritage Center, 635 Delmorr Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067.


We will also be performing TWO SHOWS at the Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, PA on Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th – both performances will be at 7:00 p.m.

To assure the health and safety of everyone involved in the production, all actors and production staff must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and will be required to show their vaccination card at the time of audition.


King Ferdinand (Lead) | Male | 18-50

The King of Navarre. Studious and self-important, wants to leave romance to pursue wisdom. Dashing, strong, a natural leader.

Berowne (Lead) | Male | 18-50

Lord of the court, best friend to the King and a class clown. Full of mockery and very witty. A renowned womanizer. Attractive, witty, rebellious.

Longaville (Lead) | Male | 18-50

A lord of Navarre. A fighter and little blunt, he promises with the King to forswear love for a studious life. A notorious lover of “food”. Large, innocent and a little slower than his friends.

Dumaine (Lead) | Male | 18-50

A lord of Navarre and friend to the King. Youthful and a little immature. A true lover of drink and terrible poet. Unconventional, wild, and more pessimistic than his fellows.

Boyet (Supporting) | All Genders | 20-60

A gossiping French lord who is attending the Princess of France. Flamboyant and prissy.

Sir Nathaniel (Supporting) | All Genders | 35-70

A local curate impressed with his own learning. Very self-important because of his knowledge. Shares a deep love of absinthe with Holofernes.

Holofernes (Supporting) | All Genders | 35-70

Well educated and self-important. A man that likes to hear himself talk. Haughty, critical and addicted to absinthe.

Don Armado (Supporting) | Male | 25-60

A fantastical Spanish knight who is in love with a wench. Believes himself to be very important but is a joke to the others. Speaks with a heavy Spanish accent and constantly misunderstands English.

Moth (Supporting) | All Genders | 18-30

A spunky page to Don Armado. Small and quick witted.

Dull (Supporting) | All Genders | 25-70

A local constable trying to enforce the law but not very intelligent as his name implies.

Costard (Lead) | All Genders | 25-40

A local of the court–funny and always getting into trouble and misadventures. A clown.

Marcade (Supporting) | All Genders | 25-70

A messenger from the French court bearing bad news. May be doubled with Dull.

Princess of France (Lead) | Female | 18-50

A Princess on a diplomatic mission–she is royal and clever. Beautiful, head-strong and royal.

Rosaline (Lead) | Female | 18-50

A lady attending the Princess of France–witty and intelligent – she is the foil to Berowne. Attractive, quick of tongue, and willful.

Katharine (Lead) | Female | 18-50

A lady attending the Princess of France, she is in love with Dumaine and plays in the romantic games. Milder than her friends and prone to depression. She is forward, dark, and unexpected.

Maria (Lead) | Female | 18-50

A lady attending the Princess of France, she is in love with Longaville and plays in the romantic games. She is larger than her friends but is by far the sweetest. She is loyal, honest, and supportive.

Jaquenetta (Supporting) | Female | 20-50

A comedic county wench, earthy and lusty. Her own boss who gets what she wants in the end.