Auditions

January 14, 16, and 18 we will be holding auditions for I Hate Hamlet, which will be performed April 18 to 28, 2018. To fill the six roles we are looking for diversity and representation from all members of the community. Please see the column to the right for details on the play and roles.

All actors are required to come to the audition prepared to recite Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star from memory. The words can be found here. In addition actors will be asked to read scenes from I Hate Hamlet.

The auditions will be fun and laid back, please come dressed in comfortable clothing and socks/slippers (as we won't be wearing shoes). 

Please click on the button below to fill out the audition registration form or contact us if you have questions.

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PLAY SYNOPSIS

I HATE HAMLET, performances April 18-28, 2018 at the Miners' Union Hall
Written by Paul Rudnick, directed by Kizzie Sutton

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew's deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Felicia Dantine (Female 20-45 years old*): Andrew Rally's real estate broker and eccentric, Felicia Dantine claims to be a medium and speak to the dead.

Andrew Rally (Male 20-35 years old*): Young and popular, Andrew Rally is a television actor and star of a recently canceled soap opera. He just moved to New York City from Los Angeles, where he will soon be playing Hamlet onstage.

Deirdre McDavey (Female 20- 35 years old*): Attractive and emotional, Deirdre McDavey is Rally's girlfriend.

Lillian Troy (Female 60+ years old*): Rally's agent, Lillian Troy is an older woman who remembers fondly an affair she had with John Barrymore many years ago, in the apartment Rally now lives in.

John Barrymore (Male 30-45 years old*): A legendary actor, John Barrymore, or, rather, his ghost is still quite active and appears to help Rally in the nuances of both acting and love.

Gary Peter Lefkowitz (Male 25-50 years old*): A cocky, pompous television producer, Gary Peter Lefkowitz gave Rally his first big break.

*Please note: Age ranges are approximate and that the actors don’t necessarily have to be in that age range to play the part.