Did you ever imagine what thoughts, emotions, and memories must have flowed through Hamlet's shattered mind as he lay dying in Horatio's arms? Charles Marowitz, acclaimed stage director and playwright, has created a free-adaptation of the great Shakespeare play which does precisely that. This version unfolds in a stream of consciousness fashion, like the glimpses of rapid memory flashes in Hamlet's final moments: Characters appear on stage at random, and then disappear, as Hamlet's mind conjures up his memories of them, and imaginings of the events that preceded his death. Marowitz has drastically shortened Hamlet for this version, taking the venerable five-act, four-hour story down to about 90 minutes, inter-cutting characters, scenes, and events with one another, while leaving the plot intact. This is not your father's Hamlet, but a post-modern, remixed version.
Please note, hiSTORYstage's production of The Marowitz Hamlet includes special lighting effects. If you have epilepsy, or other health problems which may be affected by stroboscopic (strobe) lighting, you should not attend.
The Company Fortinbras - Justin Mejia Hamlet - Clint Lienau Ophelia - Stephanie Rinehart Gertrude - Sarah J. Schmitt Claudius - Alex Davis Laertes - John Minervino Rosencrantz - Diana McQueen Guildenstern - Ruth Berry King Hamlet's Ghost - Wayne Burtoft Clown / Polonius - Seth Blum The Captain / The Priest - Jorge Ivan Santos
Director - Rebecca Blum Assistant Director - Lucinda Gainey Stage Manager - Beth Roberts Production Manager - Jeremy David Clos Music Director - Ashley Clos Fight Director - Jason Bailey Circus Training - Carlie Huberman Lighting Design - Natasha Bress Assistant Stage Manager - Marie Berry Costumes - Jeremy Clos and Lynn Peverill Props Master - Marie Berry Special Assistants to the Director - Maggie Cleary and Maureen Quigley Sill Cinematography - J.R. Aiello
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4815B Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27705