Auditions for the Sandy Arts Guild's production of I Hate Hamlet will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 8 and 9, 7-8:30 pm at Sandy City Parks & Rec (440 East 8680 South, Sandy). Callbacks will be Saturday, December 12, 9:00 am. Jarom Brown is the director. Rehearsals will start mid-December. The show will perform mid-February through early March.
Come prepared with 60-90 second monologue from a contemporary, non-musical piece; bring a photo and resume. All parts are open. There are parts for three men and three women. A reserved audition time is highly recommended, but not required.
I Hate Hamlet's central character is Andrew Rally who 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 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 sťance 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.
If you have questions, please contact Karla Marsden, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-568-6068.