The ESU Players Present a Staged Reading of i hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick
Event – Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm
6:30 pm. Come at 6 pm to chat with the cast.
ESU New York, 144 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016
This comedy will chase the winter blues away--it takes place in New York City and follows a successful LA television actor whose agent secured him a gig to play Hamlet in Shakespeare in the Park. His girlfriend is delighted, but he can't get a handle on the part. Fortunately, he is renting John Barrymore's old apartment and the ghost of John Barrymore comes back to convince him that he can play the part. This involves coaching him, in the Barrymore style of course, and that includes a very funny sword fight. Hamlet...can he do it... will he do it? A Hollywood friend shows up offering him a great role and fame so he must choose between Shakespeare and the adulation of millions of TV viewers.