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I Hate Hamlet

by Paul Rudnick

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 1995

Plank Road School

A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.









Production Staff


Kelly Brown, Cary Cody


Jonathan West

Stage Manager

Maria Patterson

Fight Choreographer

William Clifford

Joathan Wainwright

Technical Director

Paul Watzka

Set Designer

Paul Watzka

Jonathan West

LIghting Designer

Bob Kafka

Sound Designer

Bill Patterson



Joe Kinosian

Set Construction

Kelly Brown

Bill Patterson

Maria Patterson

Graphic Designer

Kelly Brown

Joe Kinosian

House Manager

Mary Breitrick


Greg Holland


Mike Baniel



Felcia Dantine Bree Heffner  
Andrew Rally Stephan Roselin  
Deirder McDavey Kristen Schlaman  
Lilian Troy Lynn Janke  
John Barrymore Daniel Brugger  
Gary Peter Lefkowitz Johathan West  


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