I Hate Hamlet
Auditions on Wednesday, October 2 at 7pm
Director Brandon Young will hold auditions for "I Hate Hamlet" on Wednesday, October 2 at 7pm.
The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Please contact Brandon with any questions at email@example.com
ANDREW RALLY (20s-30s)- 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 on stage. Looking for actor who can exhibit a wide range of emotions from assuredness, apprehension, and humility.
JOHN BARRYMORE (40s-60s): The ghost of the famous larger-than-life actor whose mission is to convince Andrew to play Hamlet. He appears to help Andrew in the nuances of both acting and love. Actor must have good comedic timing and convey charm, overwhelming confidence and a flare for the dramatic. Every day is a performance for Barrymore.
DEIRDRE MCDAVEY (20s-30s): Andrew’s naive girlfriend from a privileged background, a hopeless romantic, and the cause of Andrew’s sexual frustration. She is overjoyed that her boyfriend is going to play Hamlet, much more than he is. Character is very likable, a zest for life and naturally whimsical disposition.
FELICIA DANTINE (30s-60s): Andrew’s real estate broker, who is fascinated with the world of theatre and claims to have a sense of the supernatural. Ability to do a New York accent is a plus, but not required.
GARY PETER LEFKOWITZ (30s-60s): Hot-shot LA TV writer/producer/director with no true appreciation for theatre, especially Shakespeare. Think stereotypical "Hollywood"
LILLIAN TROY (50s-70s): Andrew's agent who had a romantic history with Barrymore. She is frank with a dry sense of humor. Ability to do a German accent is a plus but not required.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.