I Hate Hamlet
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny. Then, Andrew's deal-making friend from LA appears and offers Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.
As a smaller black box theatre, it helps us to know how many seats we need before the house opens so we reward you for purchasing ahead of time!
Beginning May 2019, our pricing is:
AT THE DOOR: $20/adult, $15/child
PRE-PURCHASE: $15/adult, $10/child
OTHER DISCOUNTS: We won't be able to pay the bills if we drop pricing lower, but we strive to be accessible to the entire community. We can work with you on options including veteran, senior, student, and group rates as needed. Other opportunities are also available to usher or become part of our ESR family. Email ESRtheatre@gmail.com for any of these options!
PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT ship physical tickets. Your paid reservation is held at the door in our system.
SEATING ACCOMMODATIONS: While we do not have assigned seating, we do our best to sit parties together for a more enjoyable experience. The best way to ensure you're together is to get there early!
DOORS OPEN: Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
PARKING: The Citadel parking lot is reserved for Citadel residents and for people needing mobility assistance. Free, three hour parking is available along Huron Ave.
MOBILITY ISSUES: Please give us advanced notice if you need any accommodations for mobility assistance.
HEARING ASSISTANCE: Please give us advanced notice if you need one of our amazing receivers for our hearing loop.