Running Feb. 26 to March 8, 2015
Fridays (Feb. 27 and March 6) at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays (Feb. 28 and March 7) at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
PLUS Thursday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
A tragedy by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Davis
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark!”
When the King of Denmark is murdered, young Prince Hamlet seeks revenge against his Uncle Claudius for the untimely death of his father!
A Weathervane Playhouse Young Actor Series production!
Background on the Play
From Wikipedia: "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is instructed to enact on his uncle Claudius. Claudius had murdered his own brother — Hamlet's father King Hamlet — and subsequently seized the throne, marrying his deceased brother's widow, Hamlet's mother Gertrude.
"Hamlet is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play seems to have been one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed, topping the performance list of the Royal Shakespeare Company and its predecessors in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1879. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as the world's most filmed story after Cinderella.
"The play's structure and depth of characterization have inspired much critical scrutiny. One such example is the centuries-old debate about Hamlet's hesitation to kill his uncle, which some see as merely a plot device to prolong the action, but which others argue is a dramatization of the complex philosophical and ethical issues that surround cold-blooded murder, calculated revenge, and thwarted desire. More recently, psychoanalytic critics have examined Hamlet's unconscious desires, and feminist critics have re-evaluated and rehabilitated the often maligned characters of Ophelia and Gertrude."
$14 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$11 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$11 for groups of 10 or larger
A special discounted ticket price is also available for school groups for the three 10 a.m. performances.
Attention teachers: Please contact the Box Office directly at 330-836-2626 to book your group for one of our three weekday school matinees.
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.
CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!
(NOTE: Group orders — and tickets for the three 10 a.m. performances — are NOT available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)
JASEN J. SMITH
DANE C.T. LEASURE
THE CREATIVE TEAM
TO BE ANNOUNCED
JASEN J. SMITH
ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director
Assistant Technical Director