Hanks To Auction Off Theatre Role To Fan

Hanks To Auction Off Theatre Role To Fan

Tom Hanks is offering one lucky fan the chance to act opposite his wife Rita Wilson in a performance of Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew.

The double Oscar winner has teamed up with the eBay Giving Works organisation and will auction off the chance to land a speaking role in the play when it airs as part of the Shakespeare Festival L.A. on 19 May.

The winning bidder will also get the chance to mingle with Wilson's co-stars Annette Bening, William Shatner, Zach Braff, Tim Allen, Christina Applegate, David Schwimmer and Sean Astin, and he or she will also be a part of the post-show cast party.

Hanks has also agreed to record a personal message for the winning bidder's answering machine.

The auction, which will be managed by Auction Cause, will go live on on Thursday and run until 14 May.