Saturday, April 14, 2007

Here's what we gave the Brick yesterday...


It could be an early draft by the bard or it could be a blatant rip-off, but throughout history it has been called the “bad quarto.” This fast-paced, action-packed production proves that “it ain’t necessarily so!” Half the length of the better-known play, this version crystallizes the famous story of murder, madness, love and betrayal. It is performed by an agile ensemble of 7 actors playing multiple roles, including the actress playing Hamlet’s mother doubling as a “butoh” inspired Ghost of Hamlet’s father. Performed uncut, this is a great version of one of the greatest of plays!


Playwright: William Shakespeare

Title of source material: The First Quarto of Hamlet (published in 1603).

Producers: Dillon/Liebman/Schafer in association with New World Theatre Company

Director: Cynthia Dillon

Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Meghan Dickerson

Cast: Anthony Bagnetto, Jason Liebman, Kevin Lind, Alyssa Mann, Thomas Poarch, Gabriele Schafer, [one actor not yet cast]

Butoh Choreographer: Nick Fracaro

Fight Choreographer: Al Foote, Qui Nguyen

Photographer: Quinn Chandler

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