Ophelia: Ariel Schmidtke & Lili Katzman
Opening Acts: Kate Schmitz & Aurora, Margot St. Finch & Pablo Cazares
Ophelia is a duet. Based on what has been referred to as Shakespeares most relevant play in contemporary society, we have constructed a retelling of Hamlet from the perspective of Ophelia, combining aerial trapeze, lyra, acrobatics, and shadow puppetry alongside an abridged version of Marika Hackmans We Slept At Last. Shakespeares Hamlet has remained a prominent touchstone within the realm of art and humanities for centuries because of its universally relatable themes regarding moral responsibility, loss, sanity, and revenge. Ophelia, in Shakespeares production, is little more than a side character; a casualty of other characters' (mens) indiscretions and what is lost is her story. The show Ophelia centers Denmark's noblewoman and poses questions about the nature of grief and how it manifests in our actions, relationships, and conceptions of self, while (at last) putting to sleep our heroine's narrative.
Sparrow Studios (View)
207 Washington St NE
Olympia, WA 98501
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
SEATING IS LIMITED- PLEASE CONTACT EVENT COORDINATOR IF YOU HAVE ACCESS NEEDS. Most seating is gymnastics mat floor seating, but there will be some chairs available.
Sparrow Studios is wheelchair accessible.