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ASU to Feature Graduate Drama Production ‘I Hate Hamlet’

October 06, 2010

Recent Angelo State University graduate Mason Cargile and his handpicked cast and crew will present the dramatic comedy production of “I Hate Hamlet” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, in ASU’s Carr-Education Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The play, which is open free to the public, will be held in The Studio, Room 241A of the EFA Building. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the curtain will go up at 8 p.m.

A December graduate with a bachelor’s degree in theatre, Cargile was invited by Dr. Bill Doll, director of the University Theatre, to produce a show. Cargile picked the play, cast and crew, and is overseeing all aspects of the show, including lights, sets and costumes.

“I Hate Hamlet” is set in actor John Barrymore’s old New York apartment, recently inhabited by Andrew Rally, a young and successful television actor. Rally is offered the onstage role of Hamlet, but he hates the character.

Enter Barrymore’s ghost, intoxicated and in full costume. The contrast between the greatest stage actor of his time and the young TV actor leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television and the apartment.

For more information on the play, contact the Arts at ASU at 942-2146.