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April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - April 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Shakespeare@ launches their inaugural season with a classic production of HAMLET, set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst and aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. These include Jonathan Forbes (Amazon’s Catastrophe, iTV’s Fearless, Dublin Murders), Eden Brolin (Freeform’s Beyond, Lifetime’s Manson’s Lost Girls, Arkansas opposite Vince Vaughn and John Malkovich), Andrew Sellon (Gotham), Aria Shahghasemi (CW’s Legacies), and Mark Torres (Amadeus). HAMLET illuminates the title character’s internal conflict as he navigates life after his father’s murder by his uncle, who has usurped the throne. The production will play a limited engagement from Thursday, March 28th through Saturday, April 14th at the Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street in Jersey City).
Replete with ill-fated romance, breathtaking soliloquies, and battles, it is no surprise that HAMLET remains at the forefront of the theatrical canon over 400 years after its composition. Consumed by visions of his deceased father, HAMLET is driven to madness in his quest for vengeance in this powerful, frequently interpreted, and oft-quoted drama. Artistic director and Shakespeare@ founder Sean Haggerty applies his masterful knowledge of Shakespeare to this production which he directs. Sydney Steele is the associate producer. HAMLET features original music composed by Joan Melton, lighting design by Sarah Johnston, costumes by Anne-Marie Wright and sound design by Donghyuk Chang. Brad Lemons serves as fight director, with Joan Melton as voice & speech coach. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at shakespeare-at.org.