"Does acting in or watching a Shakespeare play sound like a bad high school flashback? Well this isn't like anything you've seen, or possibly performed in, before.

Beijing Playhouse will hold auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on March 1 and 2, for performances of the long-running London West End play May 8-21. The show claims a record for the fastest performance of Hamlet ever: 43 seconds.

"This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all 37 (gasp!) of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and histories in one wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter," Beijing Playhouse said.

The play requires three actors with experience, so if you're looking to break in to local drama, maybe this isn't the show for you. But if The Bard is calling to you, see Beijing Playhouse's website for more information.

Photo: Indiana Public Media

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