Barrymore at another stage

THEATER

February 27, 1997|By J. Wynn Rousuck

If the Broadway tryout of "Barrymore" at the Mechanic Theatre has whetted your appetite for more about the legendary John Barrymore, you can get a considerably different look at the late matinee idol when Paul Rudnick's comedy, "I Hate Hamlet," opens at the Rep Stage in Columbia tomorrow.

Set in Barrymore's Greenwich Village apartment, "I Hate Hamlet" focuses on a TV actor who's hired to play "Hamlet" and winds up being coached by none other than the ghost of Barrymore himself. The Rep Stage cast is headed by Scott Rinker as the struggling young actor and Steven W. Shriner as the irascible spirit of Barrymore, under Terry J. Long's direction.

"I Hate Hamlet" will be performed in the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 9. Tickets are $13- $19. Call (410) 964-4900.

Pub Date: 2/27/97

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