Petronella J. Ytsma

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Hamlet

Every Tue. and Wed. from Oct. 17-18
7:30 p.m.
Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Oct. 13-Nov. 11
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Oct. 13-Nov. 11
2 p.m.
Every Sat. from Oct. 21-28
2 p.m.
$25-$60
Theater

Acclaimed director Joel Sass has already proven his creative dexterity at lending original sensibilities to classic works, as seen most recently in his Park Square adaptations of Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. For this latest foray, Sass has collaborated with his production team to freshly envision the familiar story of the Danish prince who, suspecting his mother and uncle of conspiring to murder his father, sets out on an all-consuming journey of vengeance. Toward that end, the company has placed the tale in a contemporary context while exploring gender assumptions through the casting of female performers in such traditionally male roles as Barnardo, Polonius, and Horatio. While such changes provide the narrative with new aspects to explore, the core story and its associated themes remain the vital factors around which all revolves. With Kory LaQuess Pullam as the immortally agonized Hamlet, this striking adaptation seeks to demonstrate the enduring truths of a timeless tragedy.


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