THE PLAYERS SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF “TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE” WITH THE PAUL RUDNICK COMEDY “I HATE HAMLET”

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June 30, 2015

 

THE PLAYERS SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF “TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE”

WITH THE PAUL RUDNICK COMEDY “I HATE HAMLET”

 

Sarasota, June 30, 2015 – From July 9th-19th, The Players Theatre suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune with the comedy, I Hate Hamlet. 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. Written by Paul Rudnick (who also wrote First Wives Club, Sister Act and The Addams Family), I Hate Hamlet is directed by Garry Allan Breul with Assistant Director Lynda Harris and stage manager Micah Crosby.

“…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals.” —Village Voice.

“…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…” —NY Times.

Regular price single tickets to the Series are $18. Anyone who has attended the first Summer Sizzler show, ICONS, is encouraged to subscribe to the final 2 shows of the Summer Sizzler Series (I Hate Hamlet & Master Class) for $30.

 

SCHEDULE

 

Summer Sizzler Show 2: I Hate Hamlet

By Paul Rudnick

Dates: July 9-11 & 16-18 at 7:30pm

July 12 & 19 at 2pm

 

Tickets:

Single Tickets: $18

 

Cast:

Felicia Dantine                        Carolyn Zaput

Andrew Rally                          Daniel Pelissier

Dierdre McDavey                   Kaitlynn Barrett

Lillian Troy                             Melliss Swenson

John Barrymore                      Philip Alexander

Gary Peter Lefkowitz              Baron Garriott

 

Crew:

Director                                   Garry Allan Breul

Assistant Director                   Lynda Harris

Stage Manager                        Micah Crosby

Set Design                               Jeffrey Weber

Lighting Design                      Nick Jones

Technical Director                   Nate Myers

Sound Design/AVLE              Seth Berry

Costumes                                                Georgina Willmott

Asst. Technical Director          Alyssa Goudy

Lighting Assistant                   Alex Pinchin

Set Painter                               Ralph Nurmela

Set Carpenter                           Bill Rusling

 

The Players Theatre 

838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282

www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.

The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts

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