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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
Maria Sundquist - Producer
James Ravan - Stage Director
Rob MacRobbie - Technical Director
SYNOPSIS / SETTING: Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City, the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. [Wikipedia]
CAST - CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Chris Charig - Andrew Rally, television actor
A recently out-of-work television actor on the hit series 'Dr. Jim Corman, Rookie Surgeon.' A charmer and a star.
Ron Cook - John Barrymore, famous stage actor
A towering legend of the theatrical arts who knows next to nothing about television. A commanding presence with a joy for life, women, and wine.
Paul D'Onofrio - Gary Peter Lefkowitz, TV producer from Los Angeles
Gary is the consummate west coast high stakes narcissist living for the next deal. For Gary, it's all about the money.
Christine Myint - Deirdre McDavey, Andrew's wacky girlfriend and an aspiring New York actress
Deirdre's parents are rich, so she has grown up with a unique view of the world. While she is a wild romantic, she also lives her life with an undertone of desperate confusion. She loves the stage.
Demetra Tseckares - Felecia Dantine, New York real estate agent
A very experienced and successful realtor who needs to convince Andrew to buy, or at least rent, Barrymore's old New York Apartment. She dabbles in New Age occultism.
Amy Cook - Lillian Troy, Andrew's agent
Lillian is the experienced actor's agent who has made her own way in the world, and although fiercely independent, she secretly fears her approaching death.
Fridays and Saturdays, February 5, 6, 12, 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Performances take place in the
Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church - Melrose, MA
(As for accessibility of the locale: five steps up, single floor to navigate
with slight slope up for parlor, refreshments and restrooms.)
Now taking applications for Arsenic and Old Lace - both Stage Director and Stage Manager!
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