September 7, 2021

Auditions This Week !!

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Somers Village Players presents

I Hate Hamlet

by Paul Rudnick

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.

Performance dates: November 5,6,12,13,19,20-2021

Open Audition Notice: Looking to fill several roles.  Show will begin rehearsals right away.

Date/Time: September 9th … check in starts 6:30 PM, auditions start at 7:00 PM September 13th … check in starts 6:30 PM, auditions start at 7:00 PM

Location: Millpond Playhouse, 55 School Street, Somersville CT

The cast will include 3 men and 3 women. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A theatre resume and/or headshot is encouraged but not required. Actors of all backgrounds encouraged to audition.


Felicia Dantine (Female, 40’s)
Andrew Rally (Male 20’s – 30’s)
Deirdre McDavey (Female 20’s – 30’s)
John Barrymore (Male 40’s to 50’s)
Gary Peter Lefkowitz (Male 40’s)

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