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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