‘Hamlet 2’ has cult classic potential

Steve Coogan and Amy Poehler in "Hamlet 2."

Steve Coogan and Amy Poehler in "Hamlet 2."

No question about it. Dana Marschz (Steve Coogan) is a lousy actor. Whether peddling herpes medication or demonstrating the marvels of a new juicer, he fits in about as well as a zebra in a horse race. But, Dana loves theater more than anything, so he teaches.

To be specific, he teaches at a Tucson, Ariz., public high school where he has two dedicated students, the talented ingénue Epiphany Sellars (Phoebe Strole) and the ambiguously gay leading man Rand Posin (Skylar Astin). With these would-be stars, Dana has produced a string of horrid shows, including a recent adaptation of the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich.”

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