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THEATRE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY AUDITIONS FOR ‘HAMLET’
Thursday, December 17, 2009


Auditions for "The Tragedy of Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark (Hamlet Redux)" will begin the first week of classes in February in the OCC Drama Lab. The audition schedule will be 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb.1st, and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 2nd and Feb. 3rd.

John Ferzacca, emeritus professor of theatre arts who retired in 2003 after teaching drama at OCC for 33 years, penned the shortened adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy. This version of "Hamlet" has been cut to less than two hours. The lines are all Shakespeare's, but scenes have been rearranged, and some character relationships and motivations have been reconsidered.

All roles are open. Most roles can be played by either women or men. Race-blind casting will be used to select actors. Scripts are available on reserve at the OCC Library or by contacting the director, OCC Theatre Professor Alex Golson in Drama 201, agolson@occ.cccd.edu or (714) 432-5640, x5.

British accents are not required, and actors do not need advance preparation to audition. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Actors may select a speech from the script, or they can read a passage assigned by the director.

The auditions are open to anyone. However, cast members must enroll in Theatre Arts 172, Elizabethan Workshop. Rehearsals will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with additional hours arranged.

The performance will be staged in the Robert B. Moore Theatre from March 17-21.