Thursday, January 5, 2012

Casting 'HAMLET'


BBR Productions Inc. is casting HAMLET, a revisionist take on the Shakespeare play. Rehearsals start April 1st. Performances run May Friday the 4 and Saturday the 5. Then Friday the 18 and Saturday the 19 out in Riverhead NY Long Island.

Seeking-- Males: 18+, any ethnicity, to play various characters. Claudius - The King of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle, and the play's antagonist. Polonius - The Lord Chamberlain of Claudius's court, a pompous, conniving old man. Polonius is the father of Laertes and Ophelia. Horatio - Hamlet's close friend, who studied with the prince at the university in Wittenberg. Horatio is loyal and helpful to Hamlet throughout the play. Laertes - Polonius's son and Ophelia's brother, a young man who spends much of the play in France. Passionate and quick to action, Laertes is clearly a foil for the reflective Hamlet. Fortinbras - The young Prince of Norway, whose father the king (also named Fortinbras) was killed by Hamlet's father (also named Hamlet). Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - Two slightly bumbling courtiers, former friends of Hamlet from Wittenberg, who are summoned by Claudius and Gertrude to discover the cause of Hamlet's strange behavior. Osric - The foolish courtier who summons Hamlet to his duel with Laertes. Voltimand and Cornelius - Courtiers whom Claudius sends to Norway to persuade the king to prevent Fortinbras from attacking. Marcellus and Bernardo - The officers who first see the ghost walking the ramparts of Elsinore and who summon Horatio to witness it. Marcellus is present when Hamlet first encounters the ghost. Francisco - A soldier and guardsman at Elsinore. Reynaldo - Polonius's servant, who is sent to France by Polonius to check up on and spy on Laertes.

Auditions will be held by appt. only Jan. 22 and Feb. 12, 1 p.m. till 6p.m. at our office in Miller Place Long Island NY. To schedule an audition appt., send pix & résumés by Jan. 15 email us. Prepare to cold read. Pay. None Union.