Turtle Pond Theatre Productions

A BETTER PLAY THAN HAMLET

Lorne Elliott

A BETTER PLAY THAN HAMLET is the keynote speech about Shakespeare’s play by a professor who, like the subject of his discourse, may or may not be going insane.

Written by LORNE ELLIOTT, performed by RICK COUSINS.

Lorne Elliott is unable to attend this year’s Ottawa Fringe in person, but has found a logical choice to play the part of a possibly insane professor–Rick Cousins, the fringiest member of the fringes of Ottawa’s fringe scene. “Typecasting,” says Rick. “You owe me one, buddy,” says Lorne. “Touché,” Rick replies, “Think anyone’ll notice the difference between a Canadian celebrity like you and a nobody like me?” “If they don’t, they’d have to be blind and deaf,” is Lorne’s all-too-honest answer. “So the secret is to keep the lights down low and hand out earplugs at the door…?” asks Rick. Lorne’s reply to THAT cannot be printed here.