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I Hate Hamlet

By Paul Rudnick

April 19, 20, 25**, 26, 27, 28*, May 2**, 3, 4, 5*, 2019

Andrew Rally seems to have it all:  celebrity and acclaim form his starring role in a hit television series; a beautiful girlfriend; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. However, Andy’s TV series has been canceled; his girlfriend is eccentric; his apartment is haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore and he HATES Hamlet.

The talented cast includes Rich Pintello, Jason Vaughn, Abigail Hunger, Tracy Olin, Gloria Ware, and Jose DeGracia, all under the direction of Will Davis.

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

Meet the cast:

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Rich Pintello

as Andrew Rally

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Jason Vaughn

as John Barrymore

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Abigail Hunger

as Deirdre McDavey

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Tracy Olin

as Felicia Dantine

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Gloria Ware

as Lillian Troy

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Jose DeGracia

as Gary Peter Lefkowitz

I Hate Hamlet is presented in memory of

Omer Dice "Jack" Masters, Jr.

Omer Dice (Jack) Masters, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL passed away on December 10, 2018, in Jacksonville at age 97. A celebration of his life was held at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens February 9, 2019. 

Jack tread the board here at Theatre Jacksonville often giving the gift of his talent and time. His final gift to honor his time here was a gift to sponsor our next show, I Hate Hamlet and to make a contribution to the 100th Season Endowment Fund. His gift will ensure that the theatre can provide the community a theatrical volunteer home for another 100 years. 

Born July 25, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the only son of Omer D. and Ethel (Steele), Masters. Early members of the Steele family participated in the American Revolution. Reared in Lexington, VA, and Charleston, WV, he attended the Henry School of Business and Oberlin College. After serving in the United States Navy 1942-46 he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal. 

Associated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida for thirty years, he retired in 1988. 

A participant in community theaters for over 25 years, he served as President of Theatre Jacksonville 1982-83 and President of The Ritz Theatre Project in 1987. He often appeared in films, TV commercials and PBS productions. 

From 1983, until his death, he held membership in the National Society of Arts and Letters and was National President 1996-98 and a Board Member of the Nicholson-Neilsen Trust Fund. 

For more information on how you can make a contribution or plan your legacy gift to the theatre, contact Sarah Boone at (904) 396-4425. 

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