June 7-23, 2019
I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
Comedy: June 7-23
PG-13 due to language
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.
Felicia - Rachel Kearney Assistant Director - Hannah Wiegand
Deidre - Katie Weatherly Producer - Brian Spain
Lillian - Lisa Kramp Stage Manager - Sophia "Spencer" Ferguson
Barrymore - Michael McCartan Costumes - Missy Campau
Gary - Avery Bolt Scenic - Todd Yost
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