Shows

2021-22 SEASON – Our 41st Season

We’re back! We will be officially re-opening in October with the comedy I Hate Hamlet. The production will run from October 14-17 and 21-24. Tickets will open for purchase soon. We will be holding auditions for I Hate Hamlet at Longstreet Playhouse on Sunday, August 8th and Monday, August 9th at 7:00pm.

I Hate Hamlet- written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Marie Beason

Auditions: Sunday, August 8 & Monday, August 9| 7:00 p.m. Callbacks Wednesday, August 11th | 7:00 p.m. (if needed). Learn about the available roles and sign up to audition here.

Synopsis

The play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.

Barrymore proves to be very convincing (challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loft), and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.