Dover Little Theatre is very proud to announce 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 pm, March 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.
While we do imagine a traditional casting for the characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - young men in their 20's or 30's - We will not prohibit someone from reading for them based on gender or age. If you think you are perfect for the part, please come read, and make us rethink everything we ever thought we knew!
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
Thank you and hope to see you there!