Directed by Bill Coleman, and starring award-winning local actor Quinn Warren, this production of Hamlet is a bold interpretation that foregrounds the themes of violence vs. serious play, and the isolation of women. Set in the modern day, but one meant to suggest a timeless space, the play will be minimalist in design: spare, tuned to to the rapidly changing rhythms of the text, and truly exciting.
“Hamlet is set in a culture of violence, where even a dead father retains the power to charge his son to shed another’s blood, a culture where women are objects to be shaped by men’s words and plans, used and then forgotten,” said the show’s director, Bill Coleman. “This is the world Hamlet was born to, and the world that he had escaped from, even if briefly, in his time away in Wittenberg.”
On Sunday, February 24, if students and teachers order in advance using promo code ‘talkback’, tickets are only $5 (with student/teacher ID shown at door). Included in the price of that ticket is a post-show discussion with the actors, designers, and director.
Note that Hamlet is a play that includes scenes of psychological and physical violence. This production is not intended for children under 14.