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Elgin Theatre Company

Oct 8, 2022

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Elgin Art Showcase 164 Division St Fl 8th Elgin IL

Elgin Theatre Company is pleased to announce “I Hate Hamlet” by Paul Rudnick. This production will be the first of ETC’s 2023 Season celebrating their 70th Anniversary!

Performances of “I Hate Hamlet” will be held on September 30, 2022, and October 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, 2022. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday performances start at 2:00 p.m.

Performances will be held at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th floor, Elgin, Il. 60120.

Tickets will be available soon at

Television soap opera star Andrew Rally (whose face appears in every supermarket checkout magazine) has been hired for the New York City Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Hamlet. But there’s a slight problem: Andrew doesn’t want to do it…but he will prevail to appease his Shakespeare loving girlfriend, Deirdre and his devoted agent Lillian. Unbeknownst to Andrew, he is the temporary tenant of the apartment of the late legendary John Barrymore, the definitive Hamlet. Which means nothing until Barrymore’s ghost is summoned by psychic medium and rental agent Felicia. Barrymore is there to hauntingly fulfill the pledge to coach his possible to be or not to be another great Hamlet. Playwright Paul Rednick’s witty comedy promises coming to grips with life, love, sword fighting, and naturally….acting.


* ANDREW RALLY – Rikki Lee Travolta
* JOHN BARRYMORE – David Gasior
* DEIRDRE MCDAVEY – Trace Gamache
* FELICIA DANTINE – Karen Mayberry Greuel
* LILLIAN TROY – Alison Thomas Hage

Director: Regina Belt Daniels
Producer: Richard Grieger

For additional information, please contact Richard Grieger by E-mail: dgremax@gmail.com or telephone: (847) 338-0506.

“I Hate Hamlet” is produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

This production is funded in part by a grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.