Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Arguably Shakespeare's masterpiece, it continues after hundreds of years to be dramatically valid. There are thousands of Hamlets, Ophelias, Horatios and Ghosts and each iteration discovered by the actor is true. As an actor myself, I find this thrilling. Audiences and scholars alike can be moved by this story, even though we may not be Kings, Queens or master swordsmen. It is updated and made to suit our times, our visions. And that is incredibly powerful. This is because this play speaks aloud dear and terrible questions we have within ourselves as human beings; What are the consequences to my actions? How can I be forgiven of my darkest sins? What is my purpose in being alive? It demands a bravery of it's actors beyond almost any other roles and creates stirring scenes tailored to each audience member's individual lives. Not only can we relate to the struggles within the play, but we can form our own opinions, our own answers to those questions. "To be, or not to be: that is the question" Indeed.
The Davis Square Theatre (View)
255 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144