We are the Underground Shakespeare Company, the only group at Penn dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.


Come check out auditions for our Fall Mainstage Production: Henry IV Part I this Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 – 11:00 in the Rodin Underground! The show itself will be November 15th, 16th, and 17th.

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, King Henry IV Part I (Perhaps more aptly named Four Guys Named Henry) follows the story of recently crowned King Henry IV. He’s currently disappointed in his son and heir, Hal (Henry V), who is constantly fraternizing in taverns with thieves such as the infamously hilarious John Falstaff. However, as rebellion rises, Prince Hal finally has the chance to prove to everyone that he can be the king he is destined to be, and maybe earn his father’s respect.

Sides will be provided and no acting experience is necessary. Forms will be available for anyone interested in tech / production positions. The audition itself should take roughly 10-15 minutes. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, September 27th, from 6:30 to 11:00 in LL13 in the Rodin Underground.

Auditions are open to all, regardless of Penn Affiliation. If you cannot make auditions but are interested in being involved with the show, have any questions, or are a non undergraduate Penn card holder, non Penn-affiliate, or otherwise need access into Rodin for auditions, please email ahutnick@sas.upenn.edu.

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