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Hamlet – A Modernized Rendition

Monday, March 18th, 2013

In between working on various screenplays and short films, there’s somehow time for acting on-stage as well. In particular, The Marowitz Hamlet, which is a free adaptation and an alternate take of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from a different standpoint. This version unfolds in a stream of consciousness, like the glimpses of rapid memory flashes in Hamlet’s final moments.

Marowitz has drastically shortened Hamlet for this version, from a traditionally five-act, four-hour story down to about 90 minutes, inter-cutting characters, scenes, and events with one another, while leaving the plot intact and providing the viewer with a modern remix that brings familiarity along with new insights and emphasis on the sub-plot.

Featured in this adaptation of Hamlet is our own Justin Mejia (playing the part of Fortinbras). The production will run March 27-30, 2013 at Common Ground Theatre – 4815b Hillsborough Rd. Durham, NC 27705
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 2 pm.

For map and ticket information as well as more details on the rest of the case – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/283144

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, students, and children. For more information about the production, please call 919-339-1558.