Biloxi Little Theatre | 220 Lee Street, Biloxi, MS 39530 | P: (228) 432-8543 (voicemail only)
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Auditions: Sunday, July 14th @ 6pm
Monday, July 15th @ 7pm
at Biloxi Little Theatre
Production: October 18-20 / 25-27, 2019
Auditionees will read from the script.
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. "…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." —Village Voice. "…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" —NY Times.
Felicia Dantine: Andrew Rally's real estate broker, Felicia Dantine claims that she can speak to the dead; however, her séance arranged to speak with the ghost of Barrymore appears on the surface to have been a failure. Age: 30-55
Andrew Rally: Young and popular, Andrew Rally is a television actor and star of a recently canceled soap opera. He just moved to New York City from Los Angeles, where he will soon be playing Hamlet on stage. He is both overwhelmed and chagrined by the challenge, because it is the stage, not Hollywood, and because it is perhaps the most difficult role every written. However, he has unwittingly moved into the apartment of the deceased John Barrymore, perhaps the greatest Shakespearean actor who ever lived. Age: 25-35
Deirdre McDavey: Attractive and emotional, Deirdre McDavey is Rally's girlfriend. She is committed, much to his annoyance, to "saving herself" until they are married.
Lillian Troy: Rally's agent, Lillian Troy is in her early seventies but remembers fondly an affair she had with John Barrymore many years ago, in the apartment Rally now lives in. Age: 55-75
John Barrymore: A legendary actor, John Barrymore, or, rather, his ghost is still quite active (in many ways) and appears to help Rally in the nuances of both acting and love. Age: 35-55
Gary Peter Lefkowitz: A cocky, pompous television producer, Gary Peter Lefkowitz gave Rally his first big break. He wants Rally to move back to Los Angeles to film a new television series and can't understand why he isn't jumping at the chance.