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I Hate Hamlet

January 6, 2017 - January 15, 2017
2016-2017 Season

A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, 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, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.


"…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." —Village Voice.

"…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" —NY Times.



Latest News

East Texas Matters TV Interview with I Hate Hamlet Cast and Producer

[There is a bug on the interview web page.  Cursor down to the photo of the Braithwaite theatre lobby and select/click the photo.]

Cast Announced for I Hate Hamlet - Show Opens January 6

Andrew - Chris Fisher
Barrymore - Brad Echols
Deirdre - Melody McNatt
Felicia - Kaylee Nagel
Gary - Jacob Gillard
Lillian - Tana Switsky

Performance Dates
Fri, Jan 6 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Jan 7 at 7:30 PM
Sun, Jan 8 at 2:30 PM
Thu, Jan 12 at 7:30 PM
Fri, Jan 13 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Jan 14 at 7:30 PM
Sun, Jan 15 at 2:30 PM