I Hate Hamlet

Join us for a reading of the play I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.

Admission is FREE

Seating is General Admission.

This presentation has additional COVID-19 protocols:

  • All audience members are required to show a vaccination card or a negative result from a COVID-19 test that was taken no more than 72 hours in advance of the presentation.
  • All audience members, regardless of vaccination status, will be masked at all times while on the north end of the theatre.
  • Zephyr Theatre will provide cash bar service in the south side of the building.  The bar area is separate from where the reading will take place.  No beverages will allowed in the audience area.  No food or beverage consumption will be allowed in the audience.
  • Readers will also need a vaccination card and a negative result from a Covid-19 test that was taken no more than 72 hours in advance.
  • Readers will perform unmasked but will be masked whenever they are not in a scene.
  • Readers may have water bottles and drink from them during the presentation.


Ryan London
Charles Fraser
Lisa Vogel
Aaron Robinson
Stephanie Anne Bertumen
Michael Stebbins
Peggy O'Connell

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

North Stage

Admission : Free