Buy Tickets From the 2019-2020 Season: Hamlet Playing April 10, 2020 to May 03, 2020

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday April 9, 2020

No performance Sunday April 12

Closing Performance on Sunday May 3 is at 2:30pm only
Lunch menu available at 1:15pm
Front doors open 12:45pm

Lee Osorio (Photo by Daniel Parvis) / Jonathan Horne (photo by Jeff Watkins). Design by Amanda Lindsey

The secret midnight utterings of a Kingly ghost set into motion events that seal the tragic fate of Denmark’s royal family. Witness Hamlet grapple with his mind and heart as he tries to make sense of it all. See why it is often considered the greatest tragedy of all time.

Bonus: Dueling Hamlets! Lee Orsorio in the lead April 9-19. Jonathan Horne brings it home April 23-May 3. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two different Danes back to back.

Also, before each performance, Adam King and J.L. Reed will flip a coin in front of the audience to determine which one of them will be playing Rosencrantz and who will be playing Guildenstern that night.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Q&A on Sunday April 19, 2020

Beginning July 2019, our student ticket prices are as follows:
$15 General Admission Tickets on Thursdays
$20 in all sections on Fridays and Sundays
(No student discounts on Saturdays)

Director's Notes

Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann

Show Information

Show Roles

Performances April 10-May 3, 2020

Show Times
Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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