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Furlan Auditorium Production


Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew’s series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew’s apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew’s life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor’s destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.

Deirdre McDavey — Ruth Arnell
John Barrymore — Michael Chobanoff
Gary Lefkowitz — Tom Flanagan
Felicia Dantine — Lori Nappe
Lillian Troy — Antoinette Stikl
Andrew Rally — Mitch Weindorf


Production Team

Co-Director — Diana Alioto
Co-Director/Stage Manager — Jan Nehring-Szczepanski
Costume Designer — Dana Brzezinski
Costume Coordinator — Joanne Cunningham
Fight Choreographer — David Mackinson
Lighting Designer — Martin Wallner
Props Mistress and Master — Rebecca Ruechel & James Katzenmeyer
Scenic Designer — Christopher Kurtz
Scenic Builder — Rebecca Beaudoin
Stage Managers — Mary Gensler & Tim Gensler
Assistant Stage Manager — Jessica Pawlak


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