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"I Hate Hamlet" will run through Saturday, March 30 in WIU's Horrabin Hall Theatre. Photo by Western Illinois University Visual Production Center.
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"I Hate Hamlet" will run through Saturday, March 30 in WIU's Horrabin Hall Theatre. Photo by Western Illinois University Visual Production Center.
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'I Hate Hamlet' premiers at WIU

March 26, 2013


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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.

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