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Auditions for CAST production scheduled
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Auditions will be held for the comedy "The Little Theatre's Production of Hamlet" Tuesday and Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre, 112 E. Locust St., Clearfield. Rehearsals will start soon after. The show will run March 14-16 and 21-23 at 7 p.m. with a matinee March 17 at 2 p.m.
The story unfolds as a sophisticated New York director with a successful Off Broadway season under her belt reluctantly travels to West Virginia to direct Hamlet under the auspices of a grant for "under served regions." Only six people show up to audition: 23-year-old Mona who has always dreamed of playing Ophelia, a coal truck driver whose single desire is Mona, two waitresses in their 40s who have never been stage struck, 74-year-old Hattie Johnson who has spearheaded the effort to see Mona get a crack at her dream and the bank vice president who has been ordered to appear.
Gathering in Hattie's Restaurant, this group perpetrates the most harrowing production of Shakespeare ever mounted. Some amazing costumes and merry mishaps ladle hilarity on top of sincere attempts to tailor Hamlet to this remarkable cast.
The play is the thing, and though limp in quality, the production marches forward in tune to very real and deep human spirits bent on accomplishment. The result, a fractured, quixotic play, provides a fine example of realizing the impossible dream.
The following cast is needed: two men and six women. The ages listed are taken directly from the script. As always, there is a little room for age adjustment: Lauren McTeer, 38 years old, previously a successful Off Broadway director; Mona Wilkins, 23-year-old clerk whose dream it is to play Ophelia once in her life; Sam Glover, 27 years old, a No Illusions truck driver; BettyLou Sammons, 46-year-old waitress at Hattie's Heavenly Restaurant; Lodocia Reynolds, 42-year-old waitress at Hattie's; Hattie Johnson, 74-year-old owner of Hattie's Restaurant, centerpiece of the town; J.S. Deskins, 57-year-old bank vice president and reluctant actor; Susan Bias, 45-year-old agent of Lauren.
Rehearsals are held weeknights and all levels of theater participants are welcome to audition.
For more information, visit www.castbuilding.com or call the CAST office at 765-4474.
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