coming soon to the Rotary Stage

Sonoma Arts Live is proud to present


September 22 - October 9

Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday – 2:00 pm

Andrew Rally seemingly has it all: celebrity, a rich & beautiful girlfriend, a devoted agent, the perfect apartment in New York where John Barrymore used to live, and a chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. But the truth is - the TV series has been canceled, the girlfriend is clinging to her virginity, and Andrew, well...he hates Hamlet. Barrymore’s ghost still haunts the apartment and pressures Andrew to accept the Hamlet role to fulfill his actor’s destiny. Gary, a producer-friend from LA, offers Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars.  While Barrymore's ghost wrestles with his sword and Andrew wrestles with his conscience - you don't want to miss the non stop laughs!! 

Playwright Paul Rudnick says, “I HATE HAMLET deals with all of our secret dirty thoughts concerning high art; we’ve all dozed through our share of Shakespeare. I HATE HAMLET celebrates the theater, in all its artifice and happy dementia.”

“Co-director Joey Hoeber recommended I read this play last year; and I laughed out loud so much that my husband asked what I was reading,” comments Executive Artistic Director Jaime Love. “The minute I closed the script, I knew it was a must for our audiences. I’m really excited about the cast! We’ve assembled such a great group of actors, and Equity actors Joey Hoeber and Nellie Cravens make a great directing team, and they’re also in the cast.”

Randy St. Jean stars as the ghost of John Barrymore, Bill Garcia plays actor Andrew Rally, Equity Actor Joey Hoeber plays Agent Gary Peter Lefkowitz, Equity Actor Nellie Cravens plays Lillian Troy, Barrymore’s former paramour, Isabelle Grimm plays Andrew’s girlfriend, and Jill Wagoner is Andrew’s realtor

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By phone:  866-710-8942 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday
In person:  At the box-office one hour before each performance

Sonoma Community Center, Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall
276 E. Napa, Sonoma

(photo credit:  Miller Oberlin