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Theater 29 announces auditions for “Barbecuing Hamlet”

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Theatre 29 and director Robin Wanless will hold open auditions for the comedy “Barbecuing Hamlet”  Monday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m. on the main stage of Theatre 29.

This will be the directorial debut for Wanless, 20, a student at Copper Mountain College, who has been very active as both a performer and stage technician with Theatre 29 for the past few years.

“Barbecuing Hamlet” is the third show in the Theatre 29 2011 season. The show is a “play within a play” about a small theater trying to put on the Shakespeare classic Hamlet. They hire a director who has her work cut out for her, with a cast of only five she wonders how she will direct the show when the Peaceful Garden Memorial Players require her to present it as a western melodrama! This is a hilarious comedy where anything that can go wrong for a show, does go wrong.

Wanless will be casting  6 men and 7 Women in the show, with the following characters:

Margo Daley: Smart but reluctant director

Sarge Abbott: Handyman with a sarcastic wit

Hope Halliday: Snappy, a little bit rude

Duncan O’Toole: Always has a story to tell

Mary Beth Lumpkin: Mousy secretary

Tamara Logan: council chairman, chic woman

Hal Webster: handsome leading man type

Lamar Bentorries: an erratic, inexperienced man

Zoey Marcus: A no-nonsense type

Opal Bell: A lady with a lot of pent-up energy

Theodora Van Horne: Older theatre type, flamboyant

Budgie Seratt: A young pizza delivery man

Harlen Dortmunger: Fertilizer salesman and critic

In addition to the speaking parts, Wanless is looking for a Costumer, those interested can call (760-367-2876) immediately. She is also looking for back stage hands, two spotlight operators and volunteers interested in building sets and props. People interested in working on the show should come to the auditions and sign up to help.

“Barbecuing Hamlet” will run five weekends from May 6th though June 4th, with performances at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. A Thursday performance is set for 7:00 p.m. May 19th and a Sunday Matinee May 29th at 2:30 p.m.

Theatre 29 is located at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms, (Right around the corner from Barr Lumber at Sullivan and Adobe Roads).

Tickets are $12.00 for regular admission, $10.00 for Seniors and Military, and $8.00 for children under 12 and students with ID. Reservations can be made by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.

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