Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part in this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!


Upcoming Audition


Written by Paul Rudnick

Directed by Marie Beason

Longstreet Playhouse

Auditions: Sunday, August 8th and Monday, August 9th at 7:00pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 11th at 7:00pm (if needed)
Auditioners will be notified about callbacks by Tuesday, August 10th.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current recommendations on social distancing, you absolutely MUST schedule an audition time. This is to limit the number of people waiting at the venue. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED. Thank you for your cooperation.

Online Audition Form

Audition Details

Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present auditions for I HATE HAMLET

WHO: All roles are open for audition. Adults (16 and older) are welcome to audition.

HOW: Auditions will be held August 8-9 at 7:00 pm at Hendricks Civic Theatre’s Longstreet Playhouse. You must sign up for a specific time. Call backs, if needed, will be on Wednesday, August 11th.

If you are unavailable during our offered audition times but are still interested in auditioning for the show, please email the DIRECTOR for alternative audition information.

PREPARATION: Auditions will be reading from the script.  No monologues required but you might want to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.”

You also MUST complete the Online Audition Form (button below) ahead of your audition and the information will be given to the directors.

Online Audition Form

Rehearsals & Performances

The show will be presented October 14-17 and October 21-24, 2021 at Longstreet Playhouse. Thursday- Saturday show time- 7:30pm and Sunday matinee time- 2:30pm.

An initial cast meeting will be scheduled for book distribution and costume sizing soon after cast announcements.

Longstreet Playhouse is north of Danville.

CONTACT: For questions about this show or auditions, please email the DIRECTOR.



The play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.  

Barrymore proves to be very convincing (challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loft), and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.


Felicia Dantine (stage age 30-60): A bold real estate agent with a passion for New York apartments, Felica is always “closing.” Would prefer the character to speak in a hoarse NYC accent.

Andrew Rally (stage age 25-40): A successful LA television star, his good looks and affability have allowed him to glide through life. However, his ego has allowed him to be more than accustomed to being the center of attention.

Deirdre McDavey (stage age 25-40): A breathless soul of romantic enthusiasm who always on the verge of a swoon. An LA Valley Girl who imagines herself a Bronte heroine.

Lillian Troy (stage age 50-80): Andrew’s agent. Former lover of Barrymore, Lillian is a no-nonsense woman with a delight for hijinks. Would prefer the character to speak in a German accent.

John Barrymore (stage age 50-75): Every bit the theatrical and film star, Barrymore is dashing and sexy. He is the very image of a sly romantic hero whose portrayal of Hamlet is legendary.

Gary Lefkowitz (stage age 30-55): Gary personifies LA chic. A happy overgrown child who directs movies.


HCT is moving forward with plans for this October production while continuing to be mindful of the safety of our performers and audience. Should guidelines or recommendations for safe social gatherings change, we will make adjustments as needed, including the possibility of cancellation or postponement. We thank you for your understanding.