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Auditions (Calgary): I Hate Hamlet – Morpheus Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): I Hate Hamlet – Morpheus Theatre

January 23 to February 7, 2015
By Paul Rudnick
Directed by Michelle Brandenburg

Andrew Rally, a television actor of some renown, is facing the role of a lifetime: William Shakespeare’s, Hamlet. He is also learning the ropes of an abstinent relationship with his girlfriend and all while he has a house-guest. The ghost of John Barrymore, who used to live in Andrew’s apartment, has moved back in, garbed as the broody prince of Denmark himself and he is not leaving until he has convinced Andrew to strut the stage and play the part. Seances and swordfights, love for his girlfriend and love for his fans; Andrew juggles it all while attempting to make this life changing decision. Something is wildly entertaining in the Pumphouse Theatre in January of 2015 and we hope you’ll join us!

Open auditions for all roles will take place:

• Saturday September 27th (12:00 to 4:00pm)
• Tuesday September 30th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
• Thursday October 2nd (7:00 to 9:30pm)
• Callbacks will take place on Saturday October 4th starting at Noon.

at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre) 3512 – 5 Avenue NW

Rehearsals will take place from November 5th through January 17th, with a break from December 20th to January 5th. Rehearsals will be Mondays and Wednesdays evenings and Saturdays afternoons. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Audition Requirements:

• A prepared contemporary monologue to highlight your abilities (approximately 2 minutes long)
• For actors interested in John Barrymore, you are also requested to prepare a 2 minute Shakespeare monologue
• A cold read may be requested
• Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition
To book an audition, please visit or call 403-246-2999


FELICIA DANTINE (female) 30-50
A tall imposing woman, a real estate agent with a passion for the paranormal.
ANDREW RALLY (male) late 20′s early 30′s
A handsome and charming actor, who has the polished ease of a television star. Could easily glide through life wafting on a cloud of good looks and affability.
DEIRDRE MCDAVEY (female) 29 but appears younger
Andrew’s girlfriend, she has the breathless soul of a romantic, always on the verge of a swoon.
An actress who admires talent, but is unaware of the lack of her own.
LILLIAN TROY (female) 60-70
Andrew’s agent, striking silver haired lady in her 70′s. Has a no nonsense manner and a delight for hi-jinx. Her German accent is accompanied by a hacking smokers cough.
JOHN BARRYMORE (male) 40-60
” The great profile” after John Gielgud the most acclaimed hamlet of the 20th century.
An American actor and raconteur known for his hard drinking and love of woman.
Andrew’s best friend from L.A. He is all L.A. Baby, not so much about the art but about the fame and money.

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