The Hudson School to Present ‘I Hate Hamlet’

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Starting Friday, December 6, The Hudson School will present Paul Rudnick’s
comedic production “I Hate Hamlet” in its performance space at 601 Park Avenue.

In the play, Andrew Rally, a rising Hollywood television star, has come to New York City to perform the most famous role in the history of theatre. His girlfriend, Deirdre McDavey is ecstatic; his agent, Lillian Troy, is thrilled; and his big-shot Hollywood producer friend, Gary Peter Lefkowitz, is thoroughly confused as to why Andrew would choose to ruin his career by doing “theatre.”

Recently, an old apartment has gone on sale in Greenwich Village and Felicia Dantine, a sassy and ambitious real estate agent, thinks it would be a perfect fit for Andrew. This apartment had once been owned by the famous actor John Barrymore – who, himself, had played Hamlet to great acclaim in 1922. Felicia also just happens to be psychic, and in short order, gathers everyone together to conduct a séance to contact Barrymore’s ghost for advice on performing Hamlet.

The Hudson School cast includes Noel Meyer as Andrew Rally; Gianluca LoPorto as John Barrymore; Sienna Santiago as Deirdre McDavey; Christian Englehardt as Gary Peter Lefkowitz; Giuliana LoPorto as Felicia Dantine; and faculty member, Katie Weber, as Lillian Troy. The fight master for the production is Andrew Ding, and the production is directed and designed by Adam Sentoni.
The performance schedule includes five performances:
• Friday, December 6 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 PM
• Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 PM
• Friday, December 13 at 7:00 PM
• Saturday, December 14 at 7:00PM
General Admission is $10.00 or $5.00 for students and senior citizens.

For reservations, please contact Adam Sentoni at asentoni@thehudsonschool.org.