“I Hate Hamlet” – Spring 2019

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I Hate Hamlet

Directed by James Sulanowski

Attleboro Community Theatre is thrilled to continue its 62nd Season with I HATE HAMLET, written by Paul Rudnick and directed by James Sulanowski (Cranston, RI). 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, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, 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. Barrymore proves to be very convincing, and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions. The very talented and locally-based cast includes:

Andrew – Ben Christie (Middletown, RI) – ACT Debut!

Deirdre – Rebecca Christie (Middletown, RI) – ACT Debut!

Barrymore – Stephen Hug (Attleboro, MA) – ACT Debut!

Lillian – Elizabeth Parent (Lincoln, RI)

Felicia – Alicia Harris (Mansfield, MA)

Gary – Dave Almeida (North Providence, RI)

Performances will be held at the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge, located at 71 North Main Street in Attleboro. Performance dates are May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, and 19th. Friday, Saturday performances are at 8pm, and Sunday matinees are at 2pm. Doors will open one hour prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 or $18 online via the ACT Square Marketplace. Senior and student discounts apply at the door or online for $15. Please consider reserving seats in advance of each performance by calling (508) 226-8100 or emailing attleborocommunitytheatreACT@gmail.com.

ACT’s 62nd Season is generously supported by the Attleboro, North Attleborough, Bellingham, Wrentham, Franklin, Mansfield, Raynham, and Norton Cultural Councils, as well as Amica, The Attleboro Elks Lodge, and the Prone Foundation.