by Paul Rudnick
directed by Angie Higgins
March 22 through April 20
2013-2013 Silicon Valley Small Theatre Award:
Standout Comedy Production
A young and successful television actor, Andrew Rally, 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.
Performance times are 8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There are three Sunday matinees: March 31 and April 7 matinee performances begin with a continental brunch (included in price of ticket) at 12:15 pm, and the show begins at 1 pm. The April 14 performance starts at 1 pm with refreshments during intermission (included in price of ticket).
Regular ticket prices are $25 general and $20 for Students, Seniors and TBA members. Thursday, March 28, April 11 and 18 performances are $17 for everyone, with a bargain Thursday (no reservations – first come, first seat!) held on April 4 – all tickets $10. Brunch Sunday performances and Opening night are $25 for everyone. All ticket prices include refreshments.
For reservations and information, please click here or call 510-683-9218.
Photos are by Dan Sparks.