'I Hate Hamlet'
A Comedy by Paul Rudnick
Performances: Jan. 13, 14, 15*, 19, 20, 21, 22*
another performance added - Saturday,
January 28, 2012
Director: John Stenko
hilarious comedy involved a story about Andrew, a young TV actor,
whose show has just been cancelled. So he moves from L.A. to New
York and rents an apartment that once belonged to the legendary
actor, John Barrymore. He is apprehensive about performing the
difficult part of Hamlet in the prestigious Shakespeare in Central
Park festival. When the ghost of John Barrymore, fortified by
champagne and ego, arrives, Andrew's life is not his own as Barrymore
presses him to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny.
The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience,
Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in
Central Park. Absolutely a hoot!