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Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part in this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present auditions for I Hate Hamlet (play – comedy)
WHO: All roles are open for audition for actors age 18 and older.
WHEN: Auditions will be held Sunday, March 15 at 6:30 PM or Monday, March 16 at 6:30 PM at HCT’s Longstreet Playhouse. You only need to attend one night.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Auditions will include a cold (unprepared) reading from the script. Please bring a list of all known conflicts to audition.
We encourage you to complete the Online Audition Form (button below) ahead of your audition and the information will be given to the director.
Paper copies of the form will be available at the audition venue.
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Longstreet Playhouse June 5-7 (Fri-Sun) and 11-14, 2020 (Thu-Sun)
Rehearsals will typically be Monday – Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 at Longstreet Playhouse.Longstreet Playhouse north of Danville.
If you have any questions, please contact the director by Email.
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 theatrical 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.
ANDREW RALLY: a young actor just back to New York from California after coming off of a leading role in a hot television show that’s left his career in a lull; now cast as Hamlet, Andrew must (reluctantly) navigate the challenges of taking on the greatest of roles while also wooing his romantic life out of limbo…all with a little supernatural help.
JOHN BARRYMORE: the ghost of the famous actor, returned to help Andrew prepare for the role of Hamlet; a gleeful, grandiose, lusty, witty, and wise Shakespearean actor; a larger-than-life yet still profoundly true encapsulation of the theater, but not without his demons.
DEIDRE MCDAVEY: Andrew’s girlfriend and an actress; beautiful and youthful for her age; she’s hopelessly romantic, bright-eyed and full of wonder, and maybe a bit naive; she absolutely believes love is as incredible as it’s supposed to be, and as a result she’s a twenty-nine-year-old virgin saving herself until she’s completely sure everything’s right–much to Andrew’s chagrin.
GARY LEFKOWITZ: a writer-producer-director from L.A.; Andrew’s friend and his director from his hit TV show; not one for high art, Gary is much more concerned with “the biz” and making money than he is with anything else; he is proud and fast-paced; he doesn’t really understand why anyone would do Shakespeare, especially not when there’s a new TV show waiting to be made.
FELICIA DANTINE: Andrew’s confident and savvy real-estate broker; a smart businesswoman who also professes to be a psychic medium, and is a bit of a weirdo.
LILLIAN TROY: Andrew’s agent; a senior German woman, possibly with serious respiratory health concerns; decades ago she had a fling with Barrymore in the apartment in which Andrew now lives.