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UWFox Theatre Presents "I Hate Hamlet"

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is presenting "I Hate Hamlet," in the campus' Fine Arts Theatre on November 5, 6, 7, and 8, with all shows starting at 7:00 p.m. Written by Paul Rudnick and produced / directed by UWFox Theatrical Director Susan Rabideau, the play puts an interesting and often humorous spin on Shakespeare's classic work.

UWFox presents "I hate Hamlet"Rabideau, who's also an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at UWFox, describes the plot, as "young and successful television actor Andrew Rally relocating to New York City, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, he is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage. However, he runs into one problem: Rally HATES Hamlet!

"His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that was once his. The contrast between the two actors - with the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time - and Rally, the hot, young television star - leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television - and yes, the apartment."

Ticket prices are $9.00, with $7.00 for students (with ID) and $5.00 for UWFox students (with ID). Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the UWFox Theatre box office at 832-2646 or Rabideau at 832-2857.

Free parking is available on the west side of the campus, which is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, between S. Oneida on the east, S. Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. 441.

Posted 10/16/2003