Casting Calls For 'Shakespeare In Klingon'

Open auditions in DuPont Circle Saturday afternoon

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    SAN DIEGO-JULY 24: Kevin Taylor shows his Klingon costume with Brett and Tailyn Jones,7, during the Comic Con Convention in San Diego, CA on Saturday July 24, 2004. Comic-Con is the world's larget comic book convention of its kind and features comic book vendors, celebrities, workshops and lectures by comic creators.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

    Two of the English-speaking world's greatest cultural contributions will come together once again next week, as WSC Avant Bard holds its second annual "Shakespeare in Klingon" show at Artisphere in Arlington.

    The show, subtitled "The Wrath of (Michael) Khan" in a nod to the company's artistic director, will feature scenes from some of The Bard's best-known plays, including "Hamlet" and "The Tempest," performed in both English and Klingon, the language of the "Star Trek" villains.

    Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, WSC Avant Bard will be holding open auditions for extras (they'll select as many as four) in Dupont Circle. The only catch is that you need to show up in full Klingon costume. No, we're not making that up.

    Hey, nobody said the course of true love (or authentic Klingon) ever ran smooth.