Photo by Jim Cox.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Barry Edelstein
Amara James Aja, Opal Alladin, Samuel Max Avishay, Nora Carroll, Renardo Charles Jr., Grantham Coleman, Ajinkya Desai, Talley Beth Gale, Michael Genet, Kevin Hafso-Koppman, Daniel Ian Joeck, Patrick Kerr, Lorenzo Landini, Ian Lassiter, Jose Martinez, Christina A. Okolo, Jonny Orsini, Larica Schnell, Samantha Sutliff, Cornell Womack
Scenic Design: Tim Mackabee
Costume Design: Cait O’Connor
Lighting Design: Stephen Strawbridge
Sound Design: Sten Severson
Original Music: Curtis Moore
Fight Director: Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum
Stage Manager: Pamela Salling
First Performance August 6, 2017
Opening August 12, 2017
Final Performance September 22, 2017
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Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written.
The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds.
Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation’s finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare’s exhilarating tragedy to life under the San Diego stars.
James Hebert – The San Diego Union Tribune
Sprawled belly-down on a bed, scrawling in a notebook as he ponders the prospect of a “consummation” with the grave; in the Old Globe’s powerful new staging of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, Hamlet delivers a “to be or not be” speech steeped in death and ecstasy and the specter of unholy unions.
Bill Eadie – Talkin’ Broadway
In the end, though, the star of the show is Mr. Edelstein, as the entirety of the production flows from his sensibilities as a Shakespearean. Those sensibilities result in a thoughtful and highly entertaining performance that serves as a fitting tribute to his relationship with his father.
E.H. Reiter – BroadwayWorld
The Old Globe brings a smart, imaginative, and powerful version to their San Diego stage that you don’t want to miss. Grantham Coleman carries the title role and he is excellent and eloquent as the Prince of Denmark.