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Hear incredible scripts come to life for just $20 per ticket!

Curated and directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse Associate Artist


I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

November 5, 2018

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a 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 séance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew's deal-making friend from LA, offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, and Barrymore, his sword.

"…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals."

VILLAGE VOICE




Tuesdays with Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher Mitch Albom
Based on the book by Mitch Albom

December 17, 2018

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

"A touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor."

NY DAILY NEWS


The series is supported in part by the White Barn Program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.


Script in Hand Header Photo: Maria Tucci, Matthew Amendt, David Margulies, Lenny Wolpe, Nicole Lowrance, Frances Sternhagen in Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Photo by Dave Matlow.