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City Park Players presents "I Hate Hamlet"

Event Category:
Theater
Start Date:
October 11, 2018
End Date:
October 21, 2018
Location:
Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre
Time:
Thursday - Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 2:30PM
 

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Set in John Barrymore’s old apartment in New York City – at the time, the author’s real-life home – I Hate Hamlet follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.[1] Real estate agent Felicia Dantine convinces Rally to stay in the apartment and hold a seance.

Barrymore proves to be very convincing (challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loft), and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.

I Hate Hamlet, by Bob Rudnick will be performed Thursdays through Sundays from October 11th to 14th and 18th – 21st at the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre.  Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM.

 

General Admission tickets are $15, Senior (60+) & Military tickets are $12, Students tickets are $7, and Thursday night tickets are only $5.


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