I Hate Hamlet

I Hate Hamlet

By Paul Rudnick

“Unapologetically silly and…hilarious” – New York Times
“You just can’t hate ‘I Hate Hamlet.’” – L.A. Times

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MARCH 20 TO APRIL 4, 2015
7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

* Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.

BoehmerJ. PAUL BOEHMER* (Barrymore) attended his first Shakespearean play while in high school; he knew then that he was destined to become the classically trained actor he is today. Graduating with a Masters’ Degree, Paul was cast as Hamlet by the very stage actor who inspired his career path. A nod from the Universe he’d chosen right! Paul has worked on Broadway and extensively in regional theatre. Coinciding with another of his passions, sci-fi, Paul has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek. Paul’s love of literature and learning led him to his work as a narrator for Books on Tape, his latest endeavor. This will be his third appearance at Pioneer Theatre Company. Paul is married to the love of his life, Offir, and they live in Los Angeles with their two midnight-rambling tomcats Dread & David.


CerverisTODD CERVERIS* (Gary) Broadway credits includeSouth Pacific, Twentieth Century. Off- Broadway premieres include Almost, Maine, The Booth Variations, The Butcherhouse Chronicles,and Somewhere, Someplace Else. He toured nationally the original touring companies of War Horse,Spring Awakening, and Twelve Angry Men. Regional venues include Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville, George Street Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Portland Stage, Rep Theater of St. Louis, Dorchester Theater Festival, Adirondack Theater Festival, and Grove Theater Center. Film & television includes Allegiance, The Affair, White Collar, Nurse Jackie, One True Thing, Law & Order, Living and Dining. Hyphenates include writer/director/editor, by which he is the recipient  of several  ADDY and Telly Awards as director of The Woods (www.thewoods.nyc), and co-founder/producer of the Inwood Film Festival (www.inwoodfilmfestival.nyc).
GagarinALYSSA GAGARIN* (Dierdre) is ecstatic to be making her debut at Pioneer Theatre Company! Other credits include: Our Town (Ford’s Theatre), Something’s Afoot(Goodspeed), Summer of ‘42 (Buck’s County Playhouse), Gypsy (Signature Theatre) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Theatre Company); TV/Film: Show Me A Hero (HBO). BFA Musical Theatre from Penn State University. Thank you to my incredible family for their constant support!
GwynnNELL GWYNN* (Felicia) is thrilled to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut! She is best known locally for her work with the Salt Lake Acting Company, where she has played Gwen in Rapture, Blister, Burn; Margie in Good People; Eunice in The Exit Interview,Veronica in God of Carnage, Ann/Emily in The Persian Quarter and the Angel & Others in Angels in America.She has also worked with Plan-B and Flying Bobcat locally. Favorite  NYC credits include: David Johnston’s Candy & Dorothy (GLAAD New Media Award Winner), Tom Rowan’s Kiss Cry (Innovative Theatre Award Nomination- Best Supporting Actress ), and Counsellor At Law (Lortel Award Winner- Best Revival). She can be seen in film festivals around the world in the short film, Monsura Is Waiting, and the independent feature, Jackie & Ryan. Nell is a proud Actor’s Equity member, and is represented locally by TMG.

SYBIL LINES* (Lillian) Theater credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company for two years (with Judi Dench, Roger Rees and John Barton), and Broadway (Bedroom Farce with John Lithgow, Waiting in the Wings with Lauren Bacall, Lettice & Lovage with Maggie Smith and Aren’t We All with Lynn Redgrave). Roles include Viola, Rosalind, Princess of France, Gertrude, Mistress Quickly, Mistress Ford and Lady Macbeth as well as Ruth in Blithe Spirit with Christine Baranski, Mrs. Alonby in A Woman of No Importancewith Dixie Carter, Marta in Hiding Place with Alfred Drake, Irene Adler opposite Keith Baxter’s Sherlock Holmes, Varya in Cherry Orchard (Helen Hayes nomination) David McCullum’s wife in Run for Your Wife, anDr. Scott in the American premiere of Whose Life is it Anyway? She teaches at Circle in the Square, and screen credits include Edge of Night, Hogan Family and Murder She Wrote.

RosenbaumBEN ROSENBAUM* (Andrew Rally) This is Ben’s first production with Pioneer Theatre Company. Theater:Three Musketeers (The Denver Center Theatre Company) Macbeth, Christmas Carol (The Guthrie Theater) Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors(The Acting Company) The Enemy: Time – a Tennessee Williams World Premiere (Gremlin Theatre)The Count of Monte Cristo (University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat) You Can’t Take It With You, Biloxi Blues (Theatre L’Homme Dieu). TV/Film: When Calls The Heart, HOPE, Distance Makes. Training: B.F.A., University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.