Barbecuing Hamlet

By: Pat Cook
Play #: 1090
Pages: 69 pgs
Cast: 5 to 6 m, 7 w

Wouldn't it be great fun to direct William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"? That was what Margo Daley always thought...until she is hired to do just that by the Peaceful Glen Memorial Players in their theater, a renovated funeral home. They DO have a couple of conditions, however. Margo has to make the play a melodrama, so the audience will know when to throw the popcorn. And they can't be too loud because the lady who lives under the theater bangs her cane on the stage. Oh, and Margo has to insert the sponsors' names into the play and, by the way, has to take place in the Old West. "And make sure the actors talk real loud because of all the noise the audience makes sucking their fingers," states one of the council members, an occupational hazard brought about by them selling barbecue before the show. All kinds of eccentric characters come out of the woodwork in this riotous tribute to life on the community theater stage. Even the pizza delivery boy is given parts - several since Margo only has four actors to portray the five-act tragedy. Fast lines and even faster exits punctuate this farce as Margo and her troupe of misguided actors find out what it's like when they begin "Barbecuing Hamlet."

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VIP DRAMA CLUB 4 Performance(s)
RIO VISTA, CA 8/8/2018
BREEZY HILL HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC 5/4/2018
MARTINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MARTINSVILLE, IN 2/9/2018
LONDON HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LONDON, OH 11/16/2017
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
NEW ORLEANS, LA 10/5/2017
SETON CATHOLIC PREPARATORY HIG 5 Performance(s)
CHANDLER, AZ 10/4/2017
EAST BURKE DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
CONNELLY SPRINGS, NC 5/19/2017
ROACH MS 2 Performance(s)
FRISCO, TX 5/15/2017
FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOO 3 Performance(s)
EL CAJON, CA 5/12/2017
MICHIGAN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ST. JOSEPH, MI 4/28/2017
MEDINA HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
MEDINA, OH 4/21/2017
WESLEY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MALANG JATIM, PA 4/7/2017
THE FRISCH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
PARAMUS, NJ 4/2/2017
GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SAINT PARIS , OH 12/15/2016
PRAIRIE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LACYGNE, KS 11/18/2016
FOUR SEASONS DRAMA SOCIETY 2 Performance(s)
DUMFRIES, VA 6/11/2016
RIVER CITY PLAYERS 4 Performance(s)
POMEROY, OH 6/4/2016
SAINT MARYS HALL-FINE ARTS 2 Performance(s)
SAN ANTONIO, TX 5/11/2016
GAREY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
POMONA, CA 5/11/2016
IMMACULATA ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
HAMBURG, NY 5/5/2016
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS SPOTLIGHTS 7 Performance(s)
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH 4/22/2016
FATHER MCCARTAN HOME AND SCHOO 1 Performance(s)
MARCELINE , MO 2/18/2016
STAFFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
FRISCO, TX 2/15/2016
PLEASANT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EASTON, KS 11/13/2015
JRUMC PLAYERS 2 Performance(s)
STOCKBRIDGE, GA 10/2/2015
CLIO CAST AND CREW 6 Performance(s)
FLINT, MI 9/25/2015
STAR DRAMATIC COMPANY 6 Performance(s)
WILLOW SPRINGS, MO 6/19/2015
JUDSON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CONVERSE, TX 5/28/2015
ROCK SOLID HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LITTLETON, CO 4/1/2015
RAIN FOREST INTERNATIONAL SCHO 2 Performance(s)
DALLAS, TX 3/20/2015
STEVENS POINT AREA SENIOR HIGH 3 Performance(s)
PLOVER, WI 11/14/2014
BROOKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
BROOKVILLE, OH 11/13/2014
BROOKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
BROOKVILLE, OH 11/13/2014
UW-MANITOWOC 2 Performance(s)
MANITOWOC, WI 9/12/2014
CREEKSIDE PERFORMING ARTS 1 Performance(s)
BUFFALO, WY 9/5/2014
KEARNEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
KEARNEY, NE 5/3/2014
WADSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 3 Performance(s)
WADSWORTH, OH 5/1/2014
CEDAR PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CEDAR PARK, TX 4/23/2014
HANOVER CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CEDAR LAKE, IN 11/15/2013
SCOGGINS MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MCKINNEY, TX 5/31/2013
FREE RANGE BANANA MINING CO 4 Performance(s)
JOLIET, MT 4/19/2013
INMAN HS 2 Performance(s)
INMAN, KS 3/15/2013
FBC 3 Performance(s)
JOELTON, TN 9/6/2012
SPINDRIFT SCHOOL OF PERF. ARTS 2 Performance(s)
PACIFICA, CA 7/6/2012
BUMC DRAMA TEAM 2 Performance(s)
BELFAST, ME 6/15/2012
WESTCHESTER CIVIC THEATRE 4 Performance(s)
OAK PARK, IL 6/9/2012
JOHNSTON HEIGHTS CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
SURREY, BC 6/1/2012
EAST BURKE DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
CONNELLY SPRINGS, NC 5/11/2012
VAGABOND PLAYERS 9 Performance(s)
PHENIX CITY, AL 5/5/2012
PHENIX CITY PARKS AND REC 9 Performance(s)
PHENIX CITY, AL 5/5/2012
LEE ACADEMY 1 Performance(s)
TAMPA, FL 4/27/2012
BREEZY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
GRANITEVILLE, SC 4/27/2012
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CALIFORNIA, MO 4/12/2012
RICHMOND HILL COMMUNITY THEATR 2 Performance(s)
SAVANNAH, GA 3/30/2012
COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN SCHO 3 Performance(s)
JOPLIN, MO 2/23/2012
AHERN MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FOXBOROUGH, MA 2/15/2012
SBHS DRAMA 3 Performance(s)
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ 1/12/2012
SOUTH LAKE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
GROVELAND, FL 1/10/2012
MARTHA BROWN DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
FAIRPORT, NY 11/18/2011
TESCOTT HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
TESCOTT, KS 11/11/2011
BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH 2 Performance(s)
ROSWELL, GA 9/23/2011
REBEL 3 Performance(s)
MT. VERNON, MO 8/5/2011
THEATRE 29 12 Performance(s)
TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA 5/6/2011
UPSHUR COUNTY COMMUNITY PLAYER 3 Performance(s)
GILMER, TX 4/29/2011
GRIFFIN MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FRISCO, TX 4/15/2011
ATRISCO HERITAGE ACADEMY HS 2 Performance(s)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 3/15/2011
ACT1 THEATER 11 Performance(s)
ALPHARETTA, GA 3/4/2011
EAGLE RIDGE ACADEMY DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
BRIGHTON , CO 2/25/2011
BUCK CREEK PLAYERS, INC. 6 Performance(s)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 2/4/2011
CHIPPEWA DRAMA DEPARTMENT 1 Performance(s)
DOYLESTOWN, OH 1/25/2011
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UNIONTOWN, OH 11/19/2010
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PUEBLO WEST, CO 11/15/2010
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DOYLESTOWN, OH 11/12/2010
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GALENA, OH 11/5/2010
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BURLINGTON, CT 10/29/2010
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JENNINGS, LA 5/30/2010
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CEDAR PARK , TX 5/25/2010
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VALLEY, NE 5/15/2010
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SEVEN HILLS, OH 5/7/2010
NEW CASTLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
NEW CASTLE, DE 3/26/2010
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LEWISBURG, OH 12/15/2009
WOLF CREEK PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
NORTON, OH 11/19/2009
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MIDDLETOWN, PA 11/13/2009
CARPENTERSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CARPENTERSVILLE, IL 11/5/2009
PNC YOUTH DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
FORT MILL, SC 10/17/2009
FINE ARTS GROUP 2 Performance(s)
EDWARDSVILLE, IL 8/28/2009
OSKALOOSA COMMUNITY THEATER 3 Performance(s)
OSKALOOSA, IA 7/16/2009
IMPOSSIBLE PLAYERS 6 Performance(s)
PUEBLO, CO 6/4/2009
LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LIBERTY, SC 5/1/2009
ASH GROVE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ASH GROVE, MO 5/1/2009
GENEVA CLASSICAL ACADEMY 2 Performance(s)
LAKELAND, FL 4/30/2009
ROACH MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FRISCO, TX 2/15/2009
BOYERTOWN HS DRAMA 2 Performance(s)
BOYERTOWN, PA 2/6/2009
LEONARD J TYL MIDDLE SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
OAKDALE, CT 5/1/2008
CONNEAUT LAKE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CONNEAUT LAKE, PA 4/25/2008
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HS 4 Performance(s)
METAIRIE, LA 4/24/2008
AHERN MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FOXBORO, MA 4/7/2008
ATWOOD-HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
ATWOOD, IL 4/3/2008
FAMILY LIFE PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
NORWALK, OH 3/28/2008
CLINTON CNTY CIVIC THEATRE 4 Performance(s)
FRANKFORT, IN 2/21/2008
SWANSBORO HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SWANSBORO, NC 12/8/2007
SWANSBORO HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
SWANSBORO, NC 12/8/2007
TRENTON ACTING GUILD 3 Performance(s)
TRENTON , MO 11/15/2007
PRIEST RIVER LAMANNA HI SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
PRIEST RIVER, ID 11/9/2007
EMERSON JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EMERSON, NJ 10/26/2007
CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 4 Performance(s)
PUYALLUP, WA 10/25/2007
EAST JEFFERSON HS 4 Performance(s)
METAIRIE, LA 10/16/2007
TRILOGY DRAMA CLUB 3 Performance(s)
RIO VISTA, CA 8/23/2007
VALLEY THEATER COMPANY 5 Performance(s)
PROSSER, WA 8/3/2007
GRAND MARAIS PLAYHOUSE 9 Performance(s)
GRAND MARAIS, MN 6/28/2007
LIGHT AND LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOO 1 Performance(s)
TAYLOR, MI 5/11/2007
STEBBINS HS 1 Performance(s)
RIVERSIDE, OH 5/9/2007
WEST MESA SR HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 4/11/2007
STEBBINS HS 3 Performance(s)
RIVERSIDE, OH 3/30/2007
SWEET GRASS CNTY HIGH 3 Performance(s)
BIG TIMBER, MT 3/30/2007
TEHACHAPI HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
TEHACHAPI, CA 3/29/2007
UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LIBERTY, IN 3/16/2007
FESTIVAL PLAYHOUSE 8 Performance(s)
ARVADA, CO 3/9/2007
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AREA HS 1 Performance(s)
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA 1/9/2007
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AREA HS 3 Performance(s)
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA 1/6/2007
GLENROCK HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GLENROCK, WY 12/1/2006
MARTHA BROWN MS 2 Performance(s)
FAIRPORT, NY 11/18/2006
MARTHA BROWN MS 1 Performance(s)
FAIRPORT, NY 11/18/2006
BNL HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BEDFORD, IN 11/11/2006
THEATRE NEWINGTON-ONSTAGE 2 Performance(s)
NEWINGTON, CT 11/10/2006
ROSS BEATTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CASSOPOLIS, MI 11/10/2006
WOODLAND PRODUCTIONS 6 Performance(s)
COLVILLE, WA 10/27/2006
DARLINGTON COMMUNITY THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
DARLINGTON, WI 10/20/2006
SOUTH LAKE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
GROVELAND, FL 10/12/2006
BEECHER HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BEECHER , IL 5/20/2006
GEORGETOWN THEATRE WORKSHOP 5 Performance(s)
GEORGETOWN, MA 5/10/2006
TRI-COUNTY COOP 1 Performance(s)
WASHINGTON, IL 5/8/2006
FAITH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ANNISTON, AL 4/29/2006
LEESBURG LIGHTHOUSE PRODUCTION 4 Performance(s)
GROVE CITY, PA 4/28/2006
LEESBURG LIGHTHOUSE PRODUCTION 2 Performance(s)
GROVE CITY, PA 4/28/2006
COCHRAN PRODUCTIONS 10 Performance(s)
WADSWORTH, OH 4/22/2006
COCHRAN PRODUCTIONS 1 Performance(s)
WADSWORTH, OH 4/13/2006
THE VILLAGE PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
BELLA VISTA, AR 4/7/2006
BIBLE BAPTIST SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
CAMP HILL, PA 3/2/2006
SUMMIT STAGE RIGHT 2 Performance(s)
WOODSTOCK, GA 2/10/2006
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 3 Performance(s)
KISSIMMEE, FL 12/8/2005
YORK SUBURBAN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
YORK, PA 12/8/2005
CLARKSTON HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CLARKSTON, MI 11/18/2005
BRADENTON CHRISITIAN SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
BRADENTON, FL 11/11/2005
WEBSTER THOMAS HS 3 Performance(s)
WEBSTER, NY 11/3/2005
AUBURN HIGH 2 Performance(s)
AUBURN, NE 11/3/2005
KEARNEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
KEARNEY, NE 11/1/2005
THE FRISCH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PARAMUS, NJ 5/29/2005
PHOENIX THEATRE 1 Performance(s)
MARSHALL, IL 5/14/2005
FALCON HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
FALCON, CO 4/28/2005
ARTCO THEATRE 8 Performance(s)
TUSCOLA, IL 4/21/2005
RICHMOND CIVIC THEATRE 5 Performance(s)
RICHMOND, IN 4/16/2005
SOUTH HERO PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
SOUTH HERO, VT 4/8/2005
PHOENIX THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
MARSHALL, IL 4/1/2005
HANOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HANOVER, PA 3/5/2005
BREEZY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
GRANITEVILLE, SC 1/26/2005
CALISTOGA JR SR HIGH SCHOOL 6 Performance(s)
CALISTOGA, CA 1/1/2005
MERINO JR SR HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MERINO, CO 11/28/2004
RUNNING BRUSHY MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CEDAR PARK, TX 11/15/2004
PLATTEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SPRINGFIELD, NE 11/14/2004
PLAZA PLAYERS, PLAZA PREBY. CH 2 Performance(s)
CHARLOTTE, NC 11/5/2004
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2 Performance(s)
TEMECULA, CA 10/29/2004
DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DE QUEEN, AR 10/16/2004
KALISPELL COMMUNITY THEATRE 6 Performance(s)
KALISPELL, MT 10/15/2004
WILLOW SPRINGS THEATER GUILD 3 Performance(s)
WILLOW SPRINGS, MO 10/1/2004
OAK KNOLL ALTERNATIVE SCH 1 Performance(s)
GLENDORA, CA 5/15/2004
NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEWARK, IL 5/7/2004
LINDBERGH HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
SAINT LOUIS, MO 4/22/2004
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DECATUR, GA 4/20/2004

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