Jenkins Maggi Aspin
Fawn Joy Sever
Truffles, the poodle Shrida Best
Hamlet Wilfred Tyler Gee
Claudius Rob Hunt
Gertrude Gloria Wong
King Hamlet Anthony Rosario
Horatio Alston Albarado
Fortinbras Nathan Ducasse
Fortinbras’ army Bodhi Arakawa, Karika Best,
Nicholas Theiss,Rebecca Theiss,
Alicia Yamasaki, Annika Yamasaki
Cordelia Chasity Bleu
Olivia Mamo Esera
Laertes Kevin Landucci
Ophelia Tarani Best
Polonius Peter Veseskis
Guard 1 Annika Yamasaki
Guard Hoo Zahaia Anderson
Announcer Amy Horst
Dr. Moo-Moo Iris McPherson
Leon, digger Rebecca Theiss
Dynamite, digger Dee Adkins
Squeaky Bodhi Arakawa
Adina Karika Best
King Fortinbras Iris McPherson 2X
Agent 6783 Karika Best 2X
Agent 18 Nama Best
Rosencrantz Anthony Rosario 2X
Guildenstern Nathan Ducasse 2X
Player King Amy Horst 2X
Player Queen Angela Nakamura
Player Villain Alicia Yamasaki
Pharmacist Peter Veseskis 2X
Silversmith Nicholas Theiss
Actor 1 & Player 1 Bodhi Arakawa 2X
Actor 2 & Player 2 Nicholas Theiss 2X
Actor 3 & Player 3 Shrida Best 2X
(2X indicates a second role for the performer.)
Hilo Community Players are pleased to announce our cast for our 37th Annual Shakespeare in the Park, Antony and Cleopatra.
Congratulations to our cast members.
We would like to thank all the very fine actors who came and auditioned. This really was a very difficult decision to arrive at. We saw a lot of very good talent. Narrowing the field down to six was anguishing. Again, thank you.
1 Will McGregor MARK ANTONY, Roman Emperor
1 A CLOWN
2 Leah Wilson CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt
2 OCTAVIA, sister to Caesar and wife to Antony
3 Theon Weber OCTAVIUS CAESAR, Roman Emperor
3 SCARUS, friend to Antony
3 MARDIAN, attendant to Cleopatra
3 FIRST MESSENGER
3 IRAS, lady attending Cleopatra
4 Scott Kester DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS, friend to Antony
4 ALEXAS, attendant to Cleopatra
4 SELEUCUS, attendant to Cleopatra
4 SECOND MESSENGER
4 FIRST SOLDIER
5 Laura Caswell M. AEMILIUS LEPIDUS, Roman Emperor
5 AGRIPPA, friend to Caesar
5 DOLABELLA, friend to Caesar
5 THIDIUS, friend to Caesar
5 MENAS, friend to Pompey
5 CHARMIAN, lady attending Cleopatra
6 Cathy McPherson SEXTUS POMPEIUS, a warrior opposing the emperors
6 EROS, friend to Antony
6 MAECENAS, friend to Caesar
6 PROCULEIUS, friend to Caesar
6 EUPHRONIUS, an Ambassador from Antony to Caesar
6 A SOOTHSAYER
6 SECOND SOLDIER
For those who were not cast, please, consider auditioning for the Kid Shakes production of “This is Hamlet,” a comedic retelling of the classic story. There are roles for ages ranging from intermediate school and high school age youth to adults of all ages. Details are available here on our website.
The Hilo Community Players announce auditions for This is Hamlet, a fast-paced spoof with an assortment of villains, kings, ghosts, and requisite grave diggers, in a lighthearted look at Shakespeare’s heftiest play. Auditions for the new initiative, called Kid Shakes, will be at noon on May 10th, at the EHCC Hawai’i Museum of Contemporary Art, 141 Kalakaua Street, Hilo.
UH Hilo professor and co-founder of the summer outdoor HCP Shakespeare offerings, Jackie Pualani Johnson, will direct the show. Adult, high school, and middle school actors are welcome to audition to create the nine leading roles and twenty-two other characters, including secret agents, a saucy pair of elderly narrators, and a doctor named Miami Moo Moo. No experience is required to audition for the show that demystifies Hamlet for a family audience.
This is Hamlet will be the matinee offering during the HCP Shakespeare-in-the-Park Summer 2014, with Antony & Cleopatra in the evenings. Five performances of This is Hamlet will take place at 11:00 a.m. in idyllic Kalakaua Park on Saturday and Sunday, July10 through July 26. The public will be invited to bring a picnic lunch and mats, with keiki in tow, to encircle the stage and giggle along with the antics of the wanna-be Shakespeareans in this absolutely silly rendering of the classic.
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Do you know where robots come from?
The Hilo Community Players will present the classic science-fiction drama R.U.R. – Rossum’s Universal Robots, at 8 p.m. Saturday March 15 at Hilo’s Palace Theater, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday March 16 at the Kilauea Theater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
R.U.R. was written by the Czech playwright Karel Čapek in 1920, giving us not only the word ‘robot’, but also the plotline that, if we make robots too much like people, they will turn on us – a staple of science-fiction ever since. I’m producing and directing this performance in old-time-radio style, with actors in costumes and makeup, but carrying scripts. Music and sound-effects will be produced live on stage.
The play features many local actors and crew members. Chris Tomich, Saul Rollason, Dan Lindsey, Rob Hunt, Randal McEndree and William McGregor play the men who run the robot factory. Mimi Tincher portrays the idealistic woman who wants to liberate the robots; Maggi Aspin is cast as her skeptical maid. The robots are played by Azura Khan, Stephen Bond, Aaron Bannister, Galen Larson, Lauren Overbay, Joy Sever, Breandain Clarke, and Ray Ryan. The Announcer is Wolf Daniel Braun; sound-effects will be created by Steve Peyton, music by Rick Mazurowski, costumes by Robin Worley, and makeup by Bryan Furer.
Tickets for the Palace performance are $10 in advance, and for students with ID; $15 at the door. For advance sales, phone the Palace box office at 934-7010. All tickets for the Kilauea Theater performance are $10; for reservations, phone 982-7344.
R.U.R. is a co-production of the Hilo Community Players (HCP), the Friends of the Palace Theater, and the Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN). HCP has been entertaining the Big Island since its formation in 1938, and has presented a Shakespeare play in Kalakaua Park, free of charge, since 1978. Last September, HCP had a huge success with The Trial of Lili’uokalani; this July, HCP will present Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. The Friends of the Palace Theater produce a Broadway musical every October (last year’s was Young Frankenstein), and will produce a musical variety show the first weekend in May. Last month, KDEN produced the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress; this summer, KDEN will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore – or, The Witch’s Curse.
Let me know if you’d like more information about R.U.R. Hope to see you at the show in Hilo or Volcano.
The Hilo Community Players happily announce a new addition to our annual Shakespeare in the Park, Kids’ Shakes, a Shakespearean themed play geared for audiences and actors of all ages.
Coming this summer, 2014.
“This is Hamlet” - A saucy pair of elderly narrators guides the audience through Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy…with a few dance breaks to lighten the mood, of course. This fast-paced spoof demystifies Hamlet for younger audiences while remaining faithful to the Bard’s tragic plot twists. Well. Mostly. There may also be a couple of secret agents and a love doctor named Miami Moo Moo sprinkled in. A fun and clever introduction to literature’s most indecisive Dane.
From the director, Professor Jackie Pualani Johnson: “Actors interested in romping through This Is Hamlet in summer 2014 are welcome to audition for the nine leading roles and 22 other characters who form an assortment of villains, kings, ghosts, and the requisite grave digger, in this lighthearted look at Shakespeare’s heftiest play. Adult, high school, and middle school actors are invited to audition. The play will mirror the Shakespeare-in-the-Park evening performance schedule (featuring Antony & Cleopatra) and utilize the same scenery and idyllic Kalakaua Park location. The public will be invited to bring a picnic lunch and mats, with keiki in tow, to encircle the stage and giggle along with the antics of the wanna-be Shakespeareans in this absolutely silly rendering of the classic.”
Show dates are in July, 2014. Auditions dates are pending. Please, stay tuned.
The Hilo Community Players will hold open auditions for “R.U.R. – Rossum’s Universal Robots” from 4-6 p.m. Friday February 28 and from 1-3 p.m. Saturday March 1, in the Annex behind EHCC, 141 Kalakaua St. in downtown Hilo.
This is the 1920 science-fiction classic that gave us the word “robot.” It will be performed in old-time-radio style, with scripts in hand, so no memorization is required.
The production needs 9-11 men (5 “middle-aged,” the others young), and 4-6 women (1 “middle-aged,” the others young).
The commitment is for six rehearsals and two performances. Rehearsals are Monday March 3, and Monday thru Friday March 10-14, all in the EHCC Annex. Performances are 8 p.m. Saturday March 15 in Hilo’s Palace Theater, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday March 16 in the Kilauea Theater at KMC in Volcano.
“R.U.R. – Rossum’s Universal Robots” is produced by the Hilo Community Players, the Palace Theater, and the Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN). For more information, contact producer/director Hal Glatzer: firstname.lastname@example.org 895-4816