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THE MAROWITZ HAMLET presented by hiSTORYstage
Common Ground Theatre
Durham, NC
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THE MAROWITZ HAMLET presented by hiSTORYstage
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


Common Ground Theatre (View)
4815B Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27705
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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