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I HATE HAMLET
Len Wcislo Director
Christine Haines - Asst. Director
Joann Robertson - Producer

May 9, 10, 10 (SAT. MATINEE), 16, 17
PALOS RECREATION CENTER

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As its title suggests, Paul Rudnick’s 1991 play I Hate Hamlet deals with the question of just how relevant William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is for modern audiences. The play centers around a young actor who has just earned fame and fortune on a television show about doctors and is apprehensive about returning to New York to play Hamlet in the prestigious Shakespeare in Central Park festival. To add to his insecurities, his realtor has rented him an apartment once inhabited by John Barrymore, who many consider to have given one of the greatest performances of Hamlet in the twentieth century. A séance brings the ghost of Jon Barrymore back to the apartment where he once lived. Barrymore offers guidance to the young actor, who has to decide between the easy money that he could make with a new television series and the confidence to be gained by facing the world’s most difficult acting challenge.

CAST

Andrew Rally........................ the up-and-coming young star
of a recently canceled television series
Justin Haak

Felicia Dantine............................................
real estate agent  Mary Tuminello
Lillian Troy ....................
Rally's agent, who many years ago,
had a brief fling with Barrymore   Joyce Eddy
Deirdre McDavey.................................
Andrew’s girlfriend  Meghan Sterling
John Barrymore...............
Famous actor of stage and screen Bruce Fredrick
Gary Peter Lefkowitz .............
Deal making friend from LA  RUBIKS

May 9, 10, 16, 17, 2008 (7:30 pm) , May 10, 2008 (2 p.m.)

Palos Park Rec Center - 8901 W. 123rd, Palos Park, IL  
  

Donations $15, $12 Seniors      Tickets call—708-479-3262