County Players Announces AUDITIONS for September Comic Drama: “The Book of Will” on June 26 & 27 at 7pm

County Players Falls Theatre
2681 W. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

County Players Announces AUDITIONS for the Comic Drama “The Book of Will” on June 26 & 27 at 7p.m.

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – County Players, one of the longest running community theatre companies in the area is pleased to announce OPEN AUDITIONS on June 26 & 27 for the Comic Drama “The Book of Will” by Lauren Gunderson. Open auditions will be held at the County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main Street in the Village of Wappingers Falls. This September Main Stage Production is directed by Andrew Karl. Performances dates are scheduled for Friday and Saturday September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8pm, with a matinees on Sunday, September 18, and Saturday September 24 at 2pm.

William Shakespeare’s been dead for three years. His friends and fellow actors miss him and his beautiful plays. When a pirated, badly botched Hamlet (“To be or not to be, there’s the point…”), they realize Shakespeare’s lines are disappearing into the forgetful memory of time. They need a book—a definitive copy of his original plays, but to make one, they have to battle an unscrupulous publisher, a boozy poet, and their own mortality. Lauren Gunderson’s look at Shakespeare’s First Folio is a lively, funny, poignant love letter to theatre and the printed word.

Casting- Casting 12-16 actors, casting is flexible, may include doubling. All actors regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, or experience are encouraged. Note about the audition: The audition will be conducted in two segments: Movement and Devising, and Reading. NOTE: You may be asked to cold-read material on the audition day, and plan to stay at the theater until dismissed.

For COMPLETE AUDITION INFORMATION including a detailed list of character breakdown, sides, and audition forms please visit

IMPORTANT: COVID Audition Protocol – At this time, ALL ACTORS AND CREW MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED. PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND BE PREPARED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO AUDITIONS. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from our website:, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)

SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, due to Covid restrictions, fully vaccinated actors planning to audition are asked to carefully consider travel out of state during rehearsals or performances. County Players will follow current CDC guidelines for domestic and international travel restrictions for Fully Vaccinated individuals. Note: There are separate sections for both domestic and international travel which are updated as Covid-19 levels fluctuate.

Once inside the theatre, you may be unmasked (if fully vaccinated) and/or to read for the audition.

Hudson Valley Credit Union proudly sponsors County Players’ 65th Season.

About County Players:

One of the longest running community theatre companies in our area, County Players is an all-volunteer organization which has presented more than 200 productions and has served thousands of theatergoers since 1958. Located in the Village of Wappingers Falls the all-volunteer theatre company acquired the former Academy Theatre and renamed it the County Players Falls Theatre, their home since 1977.

Accessibility: If you require wheelchair accessibility, please contact our Box Office at 845-298-1491.

Contacts: Andrew Karl, Director cell: 818-309-8037

Joseph Pettignano, Publicity Chair cell: 845-489-3086