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ESU Monmouth Branch Visits Monmouth Players for "I Hate Hamlet"

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The cast of "I Hate Hamlet", a play by Paul Rudnik

On April 29, ten ESU Monmouth Branch members visited the Monmouth Players in Navesink, NJ, for the first-ever branch partner event there, a production of the comedy "I Hate Hamlet". The venue was sold-out and the play was very funny. Audience members laughed and chuckled throughout, as the actors unfolded the wacky story and zany antics of a crisis-riddled would-be Shakespearean actor (Andrew Rally), a formerly-alive actual Shakespearean actor (John Barrymore), and their friends. Hilarity ensued. The Monmouth Players venue is the former home of an early 20th-century automobile magnate which was then converted into a library and then adapted for theatre. Refreshments were delicious and ample, and also free with paid admission, a deal not seen anywhere else. We look forward to next season and additional successful partner events with Monmouth Players.


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ESU Monmouth County Spring Tea

The ESU of Monmouth County, NJ, welcomes its 2018 Shakespeare competition winners as honored guests at our annual Spring Tea. The three winners are invited to give encores of their winning Shakespeare competition performances. ESU Monmouth branch members, winners, family members, friends, and all who attend will enjoy an English teatime menu of fine teas, scones, cakes and clotted cream, among other refreshments. The event is $20 for ESU members and $30 for non-members, payable at the event. Please contact the ESU if any questions: email .

Location: Bingham Hall, 40 Bingham Avenue, Rumson NJ 07760
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EDT
Date: Sunday May 20, 2018


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Member Event: "I Hate Hamlet" at Monmouth Players

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Television actor Andrew Rally is terrified after his hit series ends. He relocates to New York and is cast in a Central Park stage production of "Hamlet." He doubts he can pull it off. Things turn freaky-funny when the ghost of actor John Barrymore appears in Andrew's apartment, wishing to coach him in the role. Add in a swooning girlfriend, a wacky real estate agent and a shrewd theatrical agent, and you've set the stage for a comedy of Shakespearian dimensions.

Tickets are only $20 per person, which includes a generous smorgasbord of desserts, coffee, tea, and snacks. To find out where and how to send payment, please email the ESU Monmouth County NJ Branch at .


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ESU Monmouth County Branch Welcomes New Board Member

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In November, 2017, the Monmouth County, NJ, Branch of the English Speaking Union welcomed new Board member Shelly Kennedy. Shelly, of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, has a background in community volunteering and also an interest in English language and culture. She works in information technology risk. In her spare time, she is a member of a poetry reading group and volunteers her time at a local theatre.


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