I Hate Hamlet

By Paul Rudnick

Directed by E. O. Hawkins
May 12, 13, 14, and 15 1994
McComas Hall Theatre
Mississippi State University

Featuring – Madeline Golden, Mickey Gousset, Lincoln Johnson, Linnie Maloney, Genni McKey, and Sonny Ramaswamy

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own.

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