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I HATE HAMLET to be Presented by Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park

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The show runs Friday and Saturday, November 5, 6, 12 and 13, at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, November 7 and 4, at 2:00 pm.

I HATE HAMLET to be Presented by Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park Get ready for a farcical indoor production from Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park in I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick. This modern comedy about an actor reluctantly cast in Shakespeare's best-known tragedy is directed by Dan Stevens and produced by Ronnie Bell. The show runs Friday and Saturday, November 5, 6, 12 and 13, at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, November 7 and 4, at 2:00 pm. Four different ticket options are available for purchase online.

I Hate Hamlet tells the story of a Los Angeles TV star, Andrew Rally (played by Stephen Shepherd), who has been cast to play the title role of Hamlet at New York City's Shakespeare in the Park. When Rally blurts out, "I hate Hamlet," the ghost of John Barrymore (played by Jack Sherman) manifests to tutor him. Jack describes the play as "a highly entertaining comedy, full of witty dialogue, fast-paced action, and sharply drawn characters."It is dynamically acted by the six-person cast including Kelsey Hercs, Nora O'Dea, Anne Margaret Childress, and Jay Merante.

Much has changed since the show's pre-pandemic attempt in March 2020, but Shepherd eagerly says, "At long last, it's happening." He credits the vaccinated cast and the "loyalty of the actors to the project."

I Hate Hamlet runs at Community Folk Art Center's Community Black Box Theatre located at 805 East Genesee Street. General admission tickets are $20; seniors and students pay $15, and those affiliated with Syracuse University pay $10. Premium tickets are available for $30, which includes front-row seating, $15 worth of food from Beer Belly Deli, a Gannon's ice cream, a cold bottle of water, and a color playbill. For the safety of our community, all audience members must be vaccinated and mask during the show.

Tickets are limited, so patrons are advised to book early and consult the full Covid-19 prevention safety protocol on https://tickets.ssitp.org/ihh.


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