Tickets now on sale for SEACT's I Hate Hamlet
A dramatic comedy for the holiday season
DOTHAN, AL. November 11, 2012. The greatest success of actor John Barrymore's career was as the lead role in Broadway's Hamlet in 1922. This month, Southeast Alabama Community Theatre presents I Hate Hamlet, about a young television network star in present day. He is offered the coveted role of Hamlet in New York City's Central Park and moves into famed actor John Barrymore's apartment, apprehensive about returning to the stage.
SEACT rings in the holiday season with this dramatic comedy by Paul Rudnick. The play was on Broadway for more than 100 performances in 1991. Audiences will not miss Santa Claus with the ghost of Barrymore on stage, summoned by Felicia, part-time realtor and part-time spiritual medium. Soap star Andrew Rally struggles between his TV fame and the status of following in Barrymore's footsteps. His girlfriend loves Shakespeare, but a Hollywood friend makes Rally's decision more difficult with an offer of even greater celebrity and a big paycheck.
Tickets are on sale now through the SEACT office at the Cultural Arts Center, 909 S. St. Andrews Street in Dothan. Call the office at (334) 794-0400 or visit 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM week days. Tickets are $23 each, $21 for students, seniors 65+ and military personnel with ID. Seats are reserved and payment is accepted by cash, check or credit card. Group rates are available for Tuesday and Wednesday performances.
SEACT presents I Hate Hamlet Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, at the Cultural Arts Center in Dothan. Cash bar available at 6:30 PM. Curtain is 7:00 PM nightly.