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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.
Summer Sizzler Show 2: I Hate Hamlet
By Paul Rudnick
Dates: July 9-11 & 16-18 at 7:30pm
July 12 & 19 at 2pm
Single Tickets: $18
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
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
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