Monday, November 20, 2017

Circle Players announces Auditions for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
director Mikaela Kafka

WHEN: December 4th,and 7th at 7:30pm, with a callback date of December 16th. (Please note the callback is closed, therefore please do not attend unless you have been invited to do so.)
: Circle Players, 416 Victoria Ave., Piscataway

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a modern dramatic masterpiece that tells the tale of Hamlet from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered 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 in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, and reality and illusion intermix.

The production runs March 9th - March 25th, 2018

We seek actors with great comedic timing, physical training, and stage combat, a plus. No roles are ethnically specific. Please see the Character Breakdown below for more information about each role.

Audition sides will soon be available - please check back for more information.

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below or shoot us an e-mail at

Character Breakdown:

  • Rosencrantz (20's 30's): Everyman. The more pragmatic of the duo.
  • Guildenstern (20's 30's): Everyman. The more philosophical of the duo.
  • The Player (m/f, any age): The commandeering, Theatrical Director of the Traveling Acting Troupe.
  • Alfred (male, any age): One of the tragedians of slight build. The Player's underling sidekick.
  • THREE Tragedians: Actors of the Traveling troupe. Very heightened physical comedy. Ability to play an instrument a huge plus. Especially Flute, Recorder, Percussion, and guitar of some sort (lute, uke, etc.)
  • Hamlet (male, late 20's, 30's)
  • Gertrude (female): Mother to Hamlet, Queen.
  • Claudius (male): Newly crowned King, step father to Hamlet.
  • Polonius (male): Pompous elderly Lord Chamberlain, father to Ophelia.
  • Ophelia (female): Polonius' daughter, potential wife to Hamlet.
  • Horatio (male): Hamlet's friend. will also double as soldier and ambassador.
  • Fortinbras (male): Contemporary of Hamlet, Prince of Norway. Will double as soldier and Court member.