'I Hate Hamlet' premiers at WIU
March 26, 2013
MACOMB, IL – The play "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Western Illinois University's Horrabin Theatre Tuesday, March 26 and runs through Saturday, March 30.
The comedic play opens each night at 7:30 p.m. and is directed by Jeannie Woods.
"I Hate Hamlet" is about an actor, Andrew Rally whose New York apartment is haunted by John Barrymore, a former tenant. Rally appears to have it all, celebrity and acclaim from his television series "L.A. Medical," Deirdra, his rich, beautiful girlfriend; Felicia Dantine, his glamorous real estate agent; the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park and a perfect New York apartment.
Regarded as perhaps the best actor to ever portray the Prince of Denmark, Barrymore pushes Andrew to play the part. Gary, a cocky producer from the West Coast, offers Andrew a new television series for millions of dollars, but Andrew does not jump at it.
The cast includes:
Barrymore - Amos Omer, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate student, Macomb
Andrew - James Bleecker, junior, musical theatre, Macomb
Deidre - Megan Clark, sophomore, musical theatre, Bartlett, IL
Felicia - Brittany Jade Colangelo, senior, theatre major, Winthrop Harbor, IL
Gary - Khyel Roberson, sophomore, musical theatre, Calumet City, IL
Lillian - Dallas Milholland, MFA graduate student, theatre, Everett, WA
Scene design – Theatre and Dance Instructor Spencer Musser
Costume design – Theatre and Dance Professor Ray Gabica
Lighting design – Mark Stater, senior, theatre major, Jacksonville, IL
Fight direction – Franklyn Delaney, MFA graduate student, Anchorage, AK
Choreography – Theatre and Dance Professor Candace Winters-March
Technical direction – Theatre and Dance Faculty Assistant Dan Schmidt
Admission to the play is $15 for the public, $12 for senior citizens and youth and free for WIU students with a valid identification.