University theatre calls for auditions

University theatre calls for auditions The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will hold auditions for Paul Rudnick's popular comedy "I Hate Hamlet," Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Actors should reserve a specific audition time by signing up on the theatre callboard located in the east hallway of the fine arts building.�

Those wishing to audition are asked to prepare a monologue, comic or dramatic, that is a maximum of 90 seconds in length. Auditions will also include readings from the play. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the Theatre Department office, room 184A in Fine Arts.

I Hate Hamlet is a rollicking comedy that focuses on Andrew Rally, who is a star of a hit television series and who has been hired to play Hamlet on the stage. This daunting responsibility leads to a crisis in confidence which can only be relieved by the assistance of John Barrymore, an acting legend who played the definitive Hamlet of his era.

Appearing as a ghost and in swashbuckling good humor, Barrymore delights in instructing the young thespian.

The cast includes three women and three men. Women, ages 50 to 70, are especially encouraged to audition for the role of Lillian, a former love interest of John Barrymore. Performances occur Sept. 28 through Oct. 2.

For more information, contact Professor Eric Hagen, director, at 677-5736.

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