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Community Players Theatre presents "I Hate Hamlet"

Community Players Theatre presents “I Hate Hamlet”

Date & Time
Sunday, May 12, 2024
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Adults - $17, Student/Senior/Military - $15, Child - $9
201 Robinhood Ln, Bloomington, IL, 61701

Andrew Rally is a successful actor, who recently starred in a hit television series in Hollywood. When his series was canceled, he accepted the role of Hamlet in a summer production of “Shakespeare in the Park”, and moved to New York. His rich and naïve girlfriend thinks that his becoming a serious actor is wonderful; he’s not so sure. 

Andrew moves into John Barrymore’s former apartment, so it only makes sense that his agent (who had a brief fling with Barrymore years ago) would summon up Barrymore’s ghost at a séance so that Andrew can be coached by Broadway’s most famous Hamlet—in elocution, swordplay, and love. To complicate matters, a Hollywood producer wants Andrew to return to California and star in a great new series. 

What will Andrew choose—and how will his girlfriend…and the ghost of Barrymore…affect his choice?

Performance Dates and Times:

Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, May 10-11 & 17-18, at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, May 12 & 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Information:

Performances are held at Community Players Theatre at 201 Robinhood Lane in Bloomington. Tickets are $17 for Adults, $15 for military/students/seniors, and $9 for Children 10 and under, and can be purchased online at, at the box office, or by calling (309) 663-2121.

Recommended for ages 13 and up for adult themes and language. (There is no official rating system for live theatre.) We encourage you to use your judgment based on your own research of the show, your own sensibilities, and a child’s age and maturity level.