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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Auditions: 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead' at Dover Little Theatre

Dover Little Theatre has announced auditions for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Derek Egidio.

Auditions for the title characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, will be held Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 at 7 pm. Callbacks, by invitation, will be held Monday, November 14 at 7 pm

Auditions for the rest of the cast will be held Sunday, December 4 and Monday, December 5 at 7 pm. Callbacks, by invitation, will be held Wednesday, December 7 at 7 pm.

Please come prepared to read and work from the script.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” runs March 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 8 pmMarch 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.

Cast Breakdown:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: (Males. 20/30) A pair of schoolmates and childhood friends of Hamlet

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

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