StudioTulsa
2:09 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The Playhouse Tulsa Presents "I Hate Hamlet"

On today's show, we speak with Courtneay Sanders, artistic director of The Playhouse Tulsa, which has recently begun its new season with a funny play called "I Hate Hamlet" by Paul Rudrick. The play will be staged in the Williams Theatre at the Tulsa PAC through Saturday the 14th. (For more info about this production, including ticket details, please see this link.) Sanders, who's also directing this comedy, tells us that it features not just terrific writing and great performances; it also has the quick, breezy, rapid-fire atmosphere of a classic sit-com. And as we find in this summary of "I Hate Hamlet" from the MyTicketOffice.com website: "Andrew Rally is a successful TV actor with a problem: Shakespeare's 'Hamlet.' He's agreed to play the role in New York, but he's not sure he has the chops for it. So he rents an apartment once owned by late, legendary actor John Barrymore, in hopes of finding inspiration. It arrives in due course --- in the form of Barrymore's belligerent ghost. The magic of the theater [meets] the perils of being taught by the ghost of a dead legend...." Also on this edition of ST, speaking of late, great performers...our commentator Barry Friedman gathers the separate yet interwoven remembrances of three different Tulsa-based musicians who knew or worked with the outstanding singer/songwriter/guitarist J.J. Cale, who died in late July.

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