WHAT: Auditions for the autumn production of I Hate Hamlet
WHEN: Sunday 19 May, 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: Lutherinkatu 4 A 21, 00100 Helsinki (Map)
Our 2013 autumn production will be the hit US comedy I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick, directed by Zoë Chandler and produced by Joan Nordlund.
We are using a different venue than usual and access to this building is restricted. The main door will be manned from 13:45–14:00. If you are unavoidably detained on the way, you may call the producer to be let in (040 5947 790). However, we ask that you please be on time for the auditions.
Performances will take place during the period 16–23 November 2013.
We will have a first read through and a character development session sometime before the summer, with full rehearsals starting in September.
ABOUT THE PLAY
There are six roles in total, three female and three male.
Life is not going well for LA TV star Andrew Rally. His popular medical drama has been cancelled, his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity, and he’s accidentally bought a medieval duplex in New York. Andrew has, however, been offered the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. The only problem is, he hates Hamlet…
Andrew’s duplex turns out to be the former home of the renowned actor John Barrymore – the greatest Hamlet of all time. The ghost of Barrymore returns to help Andrew prepare for the role, whether he likes it or not, as the only way to send Barrymore back to the Other Side is for Andrew to play Hamlet. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, forces Andrew to decide what he really wants from his acting career.
Supporting characters include Andrew’s girlfriend Deidre McDavey, a wild romantic; Lillian Troy, his glamorous agent; Felicia Dantine, an estate agent; and Gary Peter Lefkowitz, a wheeler-dealer from LA.
Although the play is set in the USA, you do NOT need to have or be able to do an American accent to audition.