Theatre Student

COLUMBUS, Miss.—The Department of Theatre at Mississippi University for Women will host auditions for the upcoming play “I Hate Shakespeare” by Steph Deferie Monday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cromwell Blackbox Theatre.

“Anyone from The W or Columbus community is welcome to audition. They don’t need to prepare anything, but a general knowledge of the play is useful. The play is a fast-paced comedy that puts a modern spin on many of Shakespeare’s most famous plays,” said Libby Hawkins, director and assistant professor of theatre at The W.

The production will be all outdoors April 7- 8. Rehearsals start Monday, Feb 21.

Playscript, Inc. said, “We hate Shakespeare! At least that's what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare's classics. With zombies, talking cows and an appearance by Jerry Springer, “I Hate Shakespeare!” is a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare -- with a modern twist. Plus, someone gets a pie in the face.”

Actors are asked to bring a headshot and resume to the audition. Participants are asked to wear a mask and be prepared to perform readings from the script. All roles are available.

To RSVP for auditions, please email Libby Hawkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, Feb 1.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 20, 2022
Contact: Tyler Wheat
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