John Barrymore "returns"
for MC's spring comedy, I Hate Hamlet
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (March 5, 2004) - Legendary
Shakespearian actor John Barrymore is back, or at least his ghost is.
Barrymore will stumble onto Manchester College's stage for I Hate
Hamlet by Paul Rudnick for the spring play.
Manchester College will present the comedy at 7
p.m. on three nights, March 12-14 in Wampler Auditorium on campus.
Tickets are $1 or one canned good for the local food pantry.
The play is a production of Alpha Psi Omega
drama honorary society.
Here's the plot: When television celebrity Andrew Rally is cast as
the lead in Hamlet, he is terrified at the enormous theatrical challenge
set before him. His friends summon the ghost of John Barrymore for
assistance. The results are hilarious as Andy struggles to control the
blustery Barrymore, while tackling the challenge of the Bard's
I Hate Hamlet is co-directed by senior
Megan Hineline of Chesterton, Ind. and junior Jacob Ramirez
of Everett, Pa. "I really wanted to direct a comedy," Hineline said. "I
Hate Hamlet is exceptionally witty and smart, but it also has some
great physical comedy that can be appreciated by all ages."
Cast members are:
Grubb of Goshen, Ind., a junior, is Andrew Rally.
Kinsey of Lake Odessa, Mich., a junior, is John Barrymore.
Katherine Leese of Kokomo, Ind., a sophomore, is Deidre McDavey,
McFadden of North Manchester, Ind., a sophomore, is Felicia Dantine,
real estate agent.
Oren of Vandalia, Ohio, a sophomore, is Lillian Troy, Andrew's
Stauffer of Polo, Ill., a sophomore, is Gary Peter Lefkowitz,
Andrew's best friend.