Performance Dates July 23- August 2
CCCT continues its “Shakespeare in the Summer” series with The Tragedy of Hamlet. One of the most famous Shakespearean plays of all time, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is the story of Deception, Ambition, and Retribution. Hamlet learns that his father had not died from natural causes but was murdered by his father’s brother and now Hamlet’s Step-Father, Claudius. The story progresses through Hamlet seeking his revenge while leaving a wake of chaos in his path ultimately leading up to one of the most tragic endings to any play ever written.
Auditions will consist of cold readings.
If you are interested in auditioning for the role of Hamlet a 1 minute Shakespearean monologue is preferred.
Everyone is encouraged to bring in a Shakespearean monologue if they would like but it is not required!
For more information or questions please contact Robert Meek
Cast of Characters
Hamlet – Son of the late King and nephew of the present King
Claudius – King of Denmark and Hamlet’s uncle
Gertrude – Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Polonius – Lord Chamberlain
Ophelia – Daughter to Polonius
Horatio – Friend to Hamlet
Laertes – Son to Polonius
Voltimand and Cornelius – Courtiers
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – Courtiers, friends to Hamlet
Osric – a Courtier
Marcellus – an Officer
Bernardo – an Officer
Francisco – a Soldier
Reynaldo – Servant to Polonius
Ghost of Hamlet’s Father
Fortinbras – Prince of Norway
Gravediggers – a Sexton
Player King, Player Queen, Lucianus etc. – Players
A Captain in Fortinbras’ army
Messengers, Sailors, Lords, Ladies, Guards, Danes (supporters of Laertes)