Shakespeare Festival LA Offering the Chance to Act with Tom Hanks
So, you think you have the chops to act along side Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson? If you do, today’s your last chance to bid on a speaking role in a performance of "The Comedy of Errors."
Every year, some of Hollywood's A-list stars with legit acting chops (sorry Lindsay, Paris, Kim, Heidi, LC, Lo, et. al.) participate in a staged reading of a Shakespearean comedy. The annual event raises money to support Shakespeare Festival/LA’s acting programs. According to their mission statement, Shakespeare Festival/L.A. works to “enchant, enrich, and build community through professional theatrical traditions that are accessible to all”.
The winner, or highest bidder, will participate in rehearsal, gain admission to the VIP post-show party and take a group photo with the cast, which the cast will all sign.
This year’s participants will also include Martin Short, Christina Applegate, Peter Graves, Arte Johnson, Shirley Jones, Kelsey Grammer, and Eugene Levy.
If you’re more of an observer than an actor, the event, which will take place May 18th at the Geffen Playhouse, is open to the public. Visit Shakespeare Festival/L.A.’s website for ticket information.