Washington, May 08 : American actor Tom Hanks has decided to auction off a role in Shakespeare's 'The Taming Of The Shrew', to fans.
Hanks is offering one lucky fan the chance to act opposite his wife Rita Wilson, in the play which is going to be aired as part of the Shakespeare Festival L.A. on 19 May (08).
The actor has teamed up with the eBay Giving Works organisation, on which the auction, for the chance to land a speaking role in the play, will go live, reports Contactmusic.
It will not be the role only that the winner will get, but also 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 to 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 eBay.com on Thursday (08May08) and run until 14 May (08).