Dream Theatre Company presents: The Tragedy of Amleth, Princess of Denmark a world premiere play, by Chicago playwright Jeremy Menekseoglu. The show opens on Thursday, March 7th and runs through Sunday, April 7th on Thursdays Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm at Dream Theatre located at 556 W 18th St., Chicago.
On a dark and stormy night, princess Amleth returns to Denmark for her father's funeral only to discover that the body has been buried, her mother is remarried and the house is filled with drunken partygoers. Amleth seeks comfort in the arms of her lover Ophelia, but not even their innocent romance can stop her from questioning every truth she has ever believed. Amleth's once innocuous view of life spirals out of control until a climactic ending that not even the bard himself could have foreseen.
"To fulfill my duty and live in the real world, or leave and regain my ignorance: That is the question."
Through the support of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Dream Theatre was able to enlist the expertise of artists, craftsmen and professionals specializing in areas that Dream Theatre Company's regular ensembles have only been novices in resulting in a more ambitious production. Audiences who have experienced Dream Theatre's past productions will feel at home in the style of this production, while new audiences will be amazed by the intimacy and atmosphere while being engrossed in the story.
AMLETH is an ambitious relative and beautiful homage to what is arguably the greatest play of all time.
The Tragedy of Amleth, Princess of Denmark features: Anna Weiler Menekseoglu as Amleth, Megan Merrill as Ophelia, Rachel Martindale as Gertrude, Jeremy Menekseoglu as Claudius, Leana Savoie as Mrs. Polonius, Hasket Morris as Dog Master, John-Paul Kostecki as Artificer, & Laura Gouin as Mother Clare. This production is directed by Jeremy Menekseoglu and Anna W Menekseoglu; sound and projection design by Jeremy Menekseoglu; light design by Cat Davis; costume construction by Anna W Menekseoglu and Rachel Martindale; costume illustrations, cameo paintings and character designs by Mab Graves; graphics and hats by Megan Merrill; puppets by Dana Von Weiler; fencing assistance by Patrick Moran; props by Tom Murphy; additional production assistance by Janice Rumschlag, Greg Callozzo and Shannon Daly.
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556 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60616