I Hate Hamlet
written by Paul Rudnick
directed by Stephanie Haddad
Andrew has been cast as Hamlet and his girlfriend Deirdre is thrilled! She has been "saving herself" for her one true love, who might be Andrew, but she can't be sure unless he proves he really is the romantic hero she wants him to be – and accepts the role. In fact, everyone in Andrew's life has strong opinions about his next career choice. Before Andrew turns down the role, Deidre convinces him to hold a seance to summon John Barrymore's ghost and get advice from the finest Hamlet in theatrical history!
About The Director: Stephanie Haddad has promoted a whole lot of Bare Bones productions as T@F's Publicity Coordinator but this is her first time directing one! Previously she has directed short plays for Festival@First 9: Wicked Boston and 2018's Giving@First 24-Hour Festival, before working as Festival Director for last summer's Festival@First 10: Heroes & Villains. She has also produced several T@F mainstage productions: Mourning Becomes Electra (2017), She Kills Monsters (2018), and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] (2019). Look for more of her work in 2020, when she'll be producing Eurydice (May) and directing Festival@First 11: Myths & Legends. Stephanie considers T@F to be her theater home away from home, and now serves as their Production Coordinator. She sends her love and thanks to her supportive husband Mike and their two beautiful kiddos – and extra belly scratches to Max, who kept her company while she read the script.