I HATE HAMLET – by a Deaf director!

Anne Post Fife, Deaf Director

The Platform Play Series are unique, all mentored by the Theatre Faculty, all are done by UVU students.  I am the director.  My whole production team is UVU students and most of the actors are UVU also!  I have 3 people from our Deaf Community involved.  I am so excited for this play to be premiered!  It is bilingual! Both ASL and English-Speaking.  The ASL Signers will be voiced by the Voice Actors (think like Shadow-interpreting), it is different and new!

The play is called “I Hate Hamlet” written by Paul Rudnick. 

This is the synopsis:

“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.”

Student tickets cost $2 each, regular ticket $5.  Please purchase through this link or the main office at the Noorda Center. (801) 863-7529

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