by William Shakespeare

Directed by Dr. Amanda Cantrell and Erick Wolfe

July 20-August 6, 2023

Thursdays-Sundays at 6:30pm

August 31-September 17, 2023

Thursday-Friday at 6:30pm Saturday-Sunday at 2pm

The king is dead. Queen Gertrude, remarried his brother Claudius. Hamlet is called back from school only to discover his father may not have died of natural causes. Not knowing who to trust, Hamlet swears to discover the truth and avenge his father no matter the cost. Sharing the truth only with Horatio, Hamlet pretends he’s going insane with grief over his fathers death, hoping to expose the murders. The line quickly begins to blur between his ruse and reality, leaving everyone wondering what is wrong with Hamlet.

Murder. Insanity. Secrets. Ghosts. Something is wrong in Elsinore. And death is closer to everyone in the castle than they realize.

Cast of Characters

  • Hamlet (cast with our artist-in-residence)
  • Queen Gertrude
  • King Claudius
  • Polonius
  • Laertes
  • Horatio
  • Ophelia
  • Rosencrantz
  • Guildenstern
  • Fortinbras
  • Orsic
  • Bernardo
  • Marcellus
  • Reynaldo
  • Voltimand
  • Fransisco
  • Cornelius
  • Gravedigger #1
  • Gravedigger #2
  • Player #1
  • Player #2
  • Player #3

All roles, except Hamlet, are available. The cast will have a maximum of 16 actors, meaning some roles will be combined. Casting will be done from a “who can tell this character’s story best,” so any role may be played by any gender.  The characters here will play the corresponding characters in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

To schedule an audition, complete the audition form. Please prepare a Shakespearean monologue and be ready to read from the script. Callbacks are the same day as auditions. Video auditions are accepted, by March 11. For any other questions, please email us at info@spokaneshakespearesociety.org

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