Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark
by Joseph Wallace, William Shakespeare
Short Play, Comedy / 11m, 5f
The Bard's most famous work is converted into a farce so hysterical, you'll never read the classic the same way again.
At the dress rehearsal for Hamlet, young Tom is utterly exhausted from playing the title character. He closes his eyes for just a minute and opens the audiences’ to a version of the Bard’s masterpiece never before imagined. Uncle/Father Claudius can’t seem to remember anyone’s name and Hamlet’s dead-butbiological father exhibits multiple personalities reminiscent of other famous literary phantoms. From the mysterious council of rabbits (or “rabbi”) to Hamlet covering up Polonius’ death with ventriloquism, this comedy is sure to be a hit with the whole family!
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: 15th Century, Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: Interior of a castle. Sorta.
- Additional Features: Mime, No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Puppetry, Stage Combat, Special Effects, Multimedia
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Features Teens
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
ALL roles flexible as to gender, in partucular, and possibilities for doubling/tripling.