The Coronado Playhouse Announces Auditions for their production of:
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Haine
Audition Date/Time: By appointment. At Coronado Playhouse
Monday, April 18, 2016, 6 pm– 9 pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6 pm–9 pm
Callbacks: By invitation
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 7 pm–9 pm
Starting Weds. May 4, 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some Saturdays
July 17 – August 7, 2016
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
To Reserve Your Audition Time:
E-mail to [email protected] with your name and telephone number and picture/resume (if available) attached. Please put “HAMLET” in subject when E-mailing. Or call Tom Haine at (619)459-3336. Appointments will be scheduled in five-minute increments.
Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado 92118.
Directions can be found on the website.
- For all roles: Prepare a 1-2 minute Shakespeare monologue.
- Bring a photo/headshot and resume (if available).
- Bring your calendar through August 7, 2016; all conflicts will be required to be listed on audition form.
- Non-Equity production.
Play description: Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father’s funeral and his mother’s wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural encounter with the “supposed” ghost of his dead father, he discovers that his uncle murdered his father. In attempt to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet manages to feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the chief advisor to the King, love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother’s.
CAST LIST AND AGE PREFERENCE:
HAMLET (18-30) – son to the late, and nephew to the present king
CLAUDIUS (50-60) The King of Denmark, Hamlet’s uncle, and the play’s antagonist.
GERTRUDE (50-60) The Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, recently married to Claudius. G
GHOST OF HAMLET’S FATHER (50-70) The specter of Hamlet’s recently deceased father. The ghost, who claims to have been murdered by Claudius, calls upon Hamlet to avenge him.
POLONIOUS (50-70) Chief Advisor to King Claudius’s court. Polonius is the father of Laertes and Ophelia.
LAERTES (18-25) Polonius’s son and Ophelia’s brother; returns from France to avenge his father’s death.
OPHELIA (18-25) Polonius’s daughter with whom Hamlet has been in love.
HORATIO (18-25) Hamlet’s close friend, who studied with the prince at the university in Wittenberg..
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (18-25 – male or female) Two former friends of Hamlet from Wittenberg, who are summoned by Claudius and Gertrude to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior.
Osric (17-25) male/female The courtier who summons Hamlet to his duel with Laertes.
Reynaldo (30-60) male/female Polonius’s servant, who is sent to France by Polonius to check up on and spy on Laertes.
Player King (40-60)
Player Queen/Gentlewoman (40-60)
Marcellus/ Priest (20-30)