I Hate Hamlet
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been cancelled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction, and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny.
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Felicia Dantine: Female, 20-40 years old. Andrew Rally's real estate broker and eccentric, Felicia Dantine claims to be a medium and speak to the dead.
Andrew Rally: Male, 20-30 years old. Young and popular, Andrew Rally is a television actor and star of a recently cancelled soap opera. He just moved to New York City from Los Angeles, where he will soon be playing Hamlet on stage.
Deirdre McDavey: Female, 20-30 years old. Attractive and emotional, Deirdre McDavey is Rally's girlfriend.
Lillian Troy: Female, 55-70 years old. Rally's agent, Lillian Troy is an older woman who remembers fondly an affair she had with John Barrymore many years ago, in the apartment Rally now lives in.
John Barrymore: Male, 30-50 years old. A legendary actor, John Barrymore, or, rather, his ghost is still quite active and appears to help Rally in the nuances of both acting and love.
Gary Peter Lefkowitz: Male, 30-40 years old. A cocky, pompous television producer, Gary gave Rally his first big break and is trying to get Andrew to quit Hamlet and go back to LA.