Oct. 11, 2010
HARRISBURG – Come and see what happens when an up-and-coming television actor from Los Angeles is cast as Hamlet for Shakespeare in the Park in New York’s Central Park and his psychic realtor secures him the late actor John Barrymore's Manhattan apartment.
That’s just the beginning when HACC TheatreWorks presents Paul Rudnick’s comedy, “I Hate Hamlet,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center studio theatre on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Laugh along as Barrymore’s ghost is “summoned” and then sticks around to see the young actor through his opening night. Add two agents, one from New York and one from Hollywood, to stir things up, and cap it all off with a relentlessly happy and romantic girlfriend who wants to marry “Hamlet.”
Directed by Marnie Brennan, HACC theatre professor, the production casts Ben Roberts as the young actor, Eric Brown as John Barrymore, Ben Forer as Hollywood talent agent Gary Peter Lefkowitz, Megan Schreiber as the girlfriend Dierdre McDavey, Lisa Weitzman as personal agent from New York Lillian Troy and Elizabeth Ellis as real estate agent Felicia Dantine.
Because of the content in some scenes, this play is not appropriate for audiences under the age of 15.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Contact HACC’s box office at 231-ROSE (7673) or go to www.LiveatRoseLehrman.org.
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