I Hate Hamlet Auditions-Washington, DC - Casting ID # 1560182
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Washington, DC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-08-17
Audition Date 06-11-18 Submission deadline 06-10-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
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 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. Hamlet in

Role # 1 Felicia Dantine
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Andrew Rally's real estate broker, Felicia Dantine claims that she can speak to the dead; however, her séance arranged to speak with the ghost of Barrymore appears on the surface to have been a failure.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Andrew Rally
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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. He is both overwhelmed and chagrined by the challenge, because it is the stage, not Hollywood, and because it is perhaps the most difficult role every written. However, he has unwittingly moved into the apartment of the deceased John Barrymore, perhaps the greatest Shakespearean actor who ever lived.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Deirdre McDavey
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Attractive and emotional, Deirdre McDavey is Rally's girlfriend. She is committed, much to his annoyance, to "saving herself" until they are married.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Lillian Troy
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Rally's agent, Lillian Troy is in her early sixties but remembers fondly an affair she had with John Barrymore many years ago, in the apartment Rally now lives in.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 John Barrymore
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A legendary actor, John Barrymore, or, rather, his ghost is still quite active (in many ways) and appears to help Rally in the nuances of both acting and love.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Gary Peter Lefkowitz
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A cocky, pompous television producer, Gary Peter Lefkowitz gave Rally his first big break. He wants Rally to move back to Los Angeles to film a new television series and can't understand why he isn't jumping at the chance.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60