Theatre West is issuing an audition call for their production of I Hate Hamlet, a Comedy by Paul Rudnick. The director is Danielle Ryan. Danielle recently directed Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron. She has been assistant Director with her grandfather, Wes Ryan several times recently and has a long running history with Theatre West.
Auditions will be held at the theatre located at 3536 HWY 101 in Lincoln City on Sunday and Monday, August 16 and 17, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The play will run from October 15 through November 7, 2015. It will be presented on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 P.M. with call at 6:30 P.M. There will be one Sunday matinee, curtain at 2:00 P.M. and date to be determined once cast is selected.
The cast consists of 3 women and 3 men. No previous acting experience is necessary. Rehearsals will begin shortly after auditions and will require a minimum of 4 nights a week.
In addition to actors, the director is recruiting several behind-the-scenes volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved at Theatre West, stop by auditions and introduce yourself to Danielle or leave a message on our office phone at 541 994-5663.
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. “…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals.” —Village Voice. “…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…” —NY Times.
Theatre West is a non-profit, all volunteer community theatre whose roots in the community go back to 1975. Membership dues are minimal at $10.00 per year for an individual $12.50 for a couple, $15.00 for a family and $5.00 for a student. Everyone in the community is invited to join and support our Lincoln City community theatre. More information about the theatre may be found at www.theatrewest.com or call (541) 994-5663.