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March 19, 2013 > Broadway West presents "I Hate Hamlet"

Broadway West presents "I Hate Hamlet"

Submitted By Mary Galde, Photo by Dan Sparks

Broadway West Theatre Company in Fremont presents the wonderfully funny comedy, "I Hate Hamlet" by Paul Rudnick, directed by Angie Higgins, March 22 - April 20.

A young and successful television actor, Andrew Rally, relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.

Performance times are 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. There are three Sunday matinees: March 31 and April 7 matinee performances begin with a continental brunch at 12:15 p.m., and the show begins at 1 p.m. The April 14 performance starts at 1 p.m. with refreshments during intermission.

Regular ticket prices are $25 general and $20 for students, seniors and TBA members. Thursday, March 28, April 11 and 18 performances are $17 for everyone, with a bargain Thursday (no reservations - first come, first seat!) held on April 4 - all tickets $10. Brunch Sunday performances and Opening night are $25 for everyone. All ticket prices include refreshments.

For reservations and information, call (510) 683-9218, or purchase tickets on our website at

I Hate Hamlet
Mar 22 - Apr 20
8 p.m. (Sundays at 1 p.m.)
Broadway West Theatre Company
4000-B Bay Street, Fremont
(510) 683-9218
Tickets: $10 - $25

Photo Caption: Adam Magill and James Lucas star in Broadway West's "I Hate Hamlet."

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