Dover Little Theatre is very proud to announce auditions for
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
written by Tom Stoppard
directed by Derek Egidio.
WHEN: Sunday, December 4 and Monday, December 5 at 7 pm. Callbacks, by invitation, will be held Wednesday, December 7 at 7 pm.
NOTE: the lead roles of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have already been cast.
Please come prepared to read and work from the script.
PERFORMANCE DATES: March 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 8 pm, March 5th and 12th at 2 pm.
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.
- The Player: (Male. 20/40) A traveling actor
- Hamlet: (Male. 20s) The Prince of Denmark
- Tragedians: (Males. 20/50) A traveling band of actors with the Player, including Alfred
- King Claudius: (Male. 40/60) The King of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle and stepfather
- Gertrude: (Female. 30/50) The Queen of Denmark, and Hamlet's mother
- Polonious: (Male. 20/40) Claudius's chief adviser
- Ophelia: (Female. 20s) Polonius's daughter
- Horatio: (Male. 20s) A friend and schoolmate of Hamlet
- Fortinbras: (Male. 20/30) The nephew of the King of Norway
- Additional Roles: (Male and Female. 20/60) Includes musicians, soldiers, and courtiers