Hamlet

“To be, or not to be? That is the question.” Generation after generation of great actors have gone on to give their own unique and personal answer to Hamlet’s most famous query. Actor Peter Sarsgaard (Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters) reunites with director Austin Pendleton for what promises to be a riveting and contemporary take on this timeless classic.


“A STYLISH MODERN-DRESS PRODUCTION. Peter Sarsgaard delivers an emotionally intense and lucid Hamlet who remains mordantly aware of the semi-comic nature of his predicament…always watchable with an easily digested colloquial style. Lisa Joyce lends Ophelia an unusual and appealing firmness of spirit. Penelope Allen’s Gertrude matches Harris Yulin’s Claudius in restraint and dignity.” – The New York Times


“There is a new Hamlet in town, and Peter Sarsgaard has his back, giving this poetic youth of the ages a CRISP, NUANCED and STRIKINGLY MODERN voice. Stephen Spinella as Polonius is very wonderful; ironic, with impeccable timing and rhythm.”
– The Huffington Post


“This Hamlet sports a hipster suit and brings a FRESH APPROACH to the familiar soliloquies.” – The New York Daily News


“Peter Sarsgaard’s performance as Shakespeare’s vengeful prince is fully committed — in every sense of the word. He makes the most of his distinctive tenor voice; vulnerable and unsettling in turn.” – The New York Post


“Director Austin Pendleton’s HAMLET is A FASCINATING REVISION. It views the drama not through the eyes of Hamlet but from the perspective of those around him.”
– Entertainment Weekly


PERFORMANCES FROM MARCH 27 – MAY 10, 2015

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 
Directed by AUSTIN PENDLETON with PETER SARSGAARD

Cast: PENELOPE ALLEN, JIM BROADDUS, GLENN FITZGERALD, AUSTIN JONES, LISA JOYCE, SCOTT PARKINSON, PETER SARSGAARD, DANIEL MORGAN SHELLEY, STEPHEN SPINELLA, HARRIS YULIN

Set Design WALT SPANGLER
Costume Design CONSTANCE HOFFMAN 
Lighting Design JUSTIN TOWNSEND 
Original Music & Sound Design RYAN RUMERY
Fight Director JARED KIRBY