I Hate Hamlet

I Hate Hamlet

by Paul Rudnick, directed by Bruce Vieira
I Hate Hamlet
November 10——December 17, 2006
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm (Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17), Thursdays at 7:30pm (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14) , "Pay What You Will" on 11/17
In this hilarious comedy, a lightweight TV actor bounces back from the cancellation of his frothy TV show by taking on the most challenging role in all of theatre: playing Hamlet in Shakespeare in the Park. When he panics at the prospect of actually appearing live in front of an audience, he’s visited by the ghost of John Barrymore, one of the greatest Hamlets in history. Between bouts of heavy drinking, Barrymore tries to maneuver the man past his agent’s offer of a new TV series for big Hollywood money and ready the man for opening night. A fall-down funny play!
Cast
(in order of appearance)
Teri Trovao (Felicia Dantine)
David Shirk (Andrew Rally)
Mistyann Loetterie (Deirdre McDavey)
Deidre Green (Lillian Troy)
Norman A. Hall (John Barrymore)
Matthew Boucher (Gary Peter Lefkowitz)
Production Staff
Director: Bruce Vieira
Production Manager: Bob Wilson
Set Designer: Don Cate
Set Construction: Don Cate, Garrett Westfall
Costume Designer: Michael A. Berg
Property Designer: Sue Anderson
Lighting Designer: Les Lizama
Sound Design & Editing: Bruce Vieira
TV Commercial Jingle: Billie Cox
Asst. Fight Choreographer: Ben Knoll
Stage Manager: Suzie Hughes
Light Operator: Jackie Field, Howie Fogel
Sound Operator: Ben Knoll
Box Office Manager: Mistyann Loetterie
Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Suomi
Publicity Coordinators: Tinka Ross, Suzie Hughes
Publicist: Kim Taylor
Graphic Design: Ron Severdia

Reviews

REVIEWS (Write your own review.)
"Hall's performance is spot on...Mistyann Loetterie is charming...It's theatrical magic."
–Lee Brady, The Pacific Sun

"A runaway comic performance of the incomparable Norman Hall... Deidre Green's Lillian Troy repeatedly brings down the house... Mistyann Loetterle's energetic performance is winning and adorable..."
–Mark Langton, Marin Independent Journal

"Director Bruce Vieira led his performers to an admirable rendition of this comic ghost story...pure entertainment...carefully staged and tremendously enjoyable."
–Albert Goodwyn, San Francisco Bay Times

"...Highly recommended if you enjoy quality theater and you are looking for a delightful evening of wholesome comedy."
–Jeffrey R. Smith , S.F. Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle

"...a fun evening..!"
–Rosine Reynolds, The Ark

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