Hamlet. A Version

Theatre
Name: Theater at St. Clement's Church
Address: 423 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: April 21, 2017
Opening date: April 21, 2017
Closing date: May 7, 2017
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
Set in a crumbling hierarchical empire, HAMLET. A VERSION shifts the usual focus from the iconic philosophical title character to the intrigue, opportunism, and political scheming of a burgeoning police state. This starkly realized new world order, insidiously ushered in by murderous and destabilizing tactics, provides a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘something is rotten in the state of Denmark.’ From a curiously flat-footed Hamlet and a self-aggrandizing ‘Polonius the First’, to the questionable death of the old king and a torrid affair between Gertrude and Claudius, Boris Akunin’s HAMLET. A VERSION provides a radically prescient perspective on a contemporary political issue: how to eradicate the old to make way for the new. But who gets caught in the crossfire?
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Red Lab Producer
Mark Mullen Executive Producer
Roust Theatre Company Produced in Association
  
Boris Akunin Playwright
Giya Kancheli Composer
Ileana Alexandra Orlich Translator
  
Irina Gachechiladze Director
  
Heather Klar Costume Designer
Isabella Byrd Lighting Designer
Sam Kusnetz Sound Designer
Michael Ivanishvili Projection Designer
  
Sam Rudy Media Relations Press Representative

Cast
Actor Role
Claire Brownell Ophelia
James Phillip Gates Claudius
Michael Sweeney Hammond Laertes
Joy Hermalyn Gertrude
Galen Murphy-Hoffman Horatio
Michael Propster Guildenstern
Alan I. Ross Polonius
Owen Scott Rosencrantz
Matt Weiss Hamlet