The New Surry Theatre's 43rd Season

Summer class offerings: Youth Theater Speak! and 'Annie' Camp.

I Hate Hamlet

by Paul Rudnick

May 15, 16, 17 (Sunday matinee)

May 22, 23

May 29, 30, 31 (Sunday matinee)

Evening performances are at 7:00 PM and the Sunday matinees are at 3:00 PM.

Tickets on sale now - $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and students. Call (207) 200-4720.

Directed by Robin Jones.

Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City - at the time, the author's real-life home - the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. Real estate agent Felicia Dantine convinces Rally to stay in the apartment and hold a seance. Adding a further dimension is Andrew's elderly agent who shares a secret from her past. Barrymore proves to be very convincing (challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loft), and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions. (Wikipedia)

..unapologetically silly and at times hilarious... affectionately amusing about the theater...

- The New York Times and funny... It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretension and sentimentality without morals.

- The Village Voice

Other NST productions in 2015...

Annie: July 24, 25, 26 (matinee), 31, August 1, 2 (matinee), 7, 8, 14, 15

Directed by Shari John

The directors listed above are protégés
of Artistic Director Bill Raiten and graduates of his
Directing for the Stage class.

Directing for the Stage is one of seven classes offered by NST this Winter.

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The September 2015 Semester of the


(Exact starting date to be announced soon.)

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Blue Hill’s New Surry Theatre is honored to have received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Theater Fund in support of our 43rd Season. Thank you MCF!

The New Surry Theatre is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) Maine non-profit corporation based in Blue Hill, Maine.

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A Very Special Thanks:

To the Quimby Family and Maine Community Foundations for generous grants.


DVD cover imageThe New Surry Theatre is offering a DVD of their production of Bill Raiten’s “FROM BROOKLYN TO BROADWAY”
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