May 2, 2011
Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284
I Hate Hamlet comes to stage at Ohio State Lima
The Ohio State University at Lima Department of Theatre presents I Hate Hamlet, a light-hearted comedy by Paul Rudnick at 8 p.m., Thurs., May 19; Fri., May 20; Sat., May 21; and 2 p.m., Sun., May 22, 2011, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $4 for seniors and children. For tickets or information, call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.
I Hate Hamlet centers around a young, successful television actor who relocates to New York City where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: he hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors – the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, the hot young television star – leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.
Cast and Crew
Doug Raver Producer
Brian Keegan (Lecturer) Director
Kristina (Nina) Lochner, Lima Assistant Director and Stage Manager
Greg Owen (Assistant Professor) Scenic Lighting Designer and Technical Director
Loo Brandesky Costume Designer
Zane Smith, Lima Andrew Rally
Karissa Cuffy, Lima Felicia Dantine
Megan Schmitt, Coldwater Deirdre McDavey
Danita Lazenby, Bellefontaine Lillian Troy
Lance McPherson, Huntsville John Barrymore
Kris Magill, Piqua Gary Peter Lefkowitz
Ohio State Lima’s production of I Hate Hamlet is performed by special permission of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Editor’s Note: Reporters and photo/videographers are welcome at all dress rehearsals. The final technical/first dress rehearsal will begin at noon on Sun., May 15 with a combat rehearsal for the characters of Andrew and John. The full cast dress rehearsal will begin at 3 p.m. This rehearsal will be less formal than the ones scheduled later in the week.
Other dress rehearsals begin at 8 p.m., Mon., May 16; Tues., May
17; and Wed., May 18. If you want to talk to someone, please arrive by 7 p.m.
on the day of the rehearsal or call for an interview. The characters of Andrew
and John will also rehearse their fighting scene before each 8 p.m. dress