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Hamlet

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Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Ohio Arts Council NEA Shakespeare in American Communities Sherwin Williams Vert

March 31 - April 15, 2017

Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Fee


Run Time: 2 Hours & 40 Minutes (including intermission)

buy tickets Ticket Prices
$15 - $80 / Students $13
or call 216.241.6000 or visit the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office

For this production, we will transform the Hanna Theatre into an Elizabethan theater, including NEW SEATING SECTIONS ON STAGE and STAGESIDE - surrounding the playing area and creating an immersive experience for audiences! Consider ONSTAGE or STAGESIDE seating when planning your visit to enjoy the fullness of this unique production. (Onstage and Stageside seats are padded benches with backs similar in style to church pews. The bench seat is padded. Seating is assigned.)

The role of Hamlet will be played by two actors (Laura Welsh Berg and Jonathan Dyrud) during the run of this production. The actors will alternate by performance. Click here to view a performance schedule with complete information.

Synopsis:
When his suspiciously widowed mother swiftly marries his uncle, amidst demands for revenge from his murdered father’s ghost, the young prince Hamlet resolves that something is indeed “rotten in the state of Denmark.” Forced by circumstance into a world turned upside down by betrayal, distrust and madness, Hamlet spirals through a torrent of erratic emotion and bizarre behavior in a relentless pursuit of truth. Torn between duty and doubt, he wrestles tenaciously with the profound question “to be or not to be,” until fate exacts its final answer.

Generous support for HAMLET was provided by John and Barbara Schubert.

HAMLET is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Additional generous production support for HAMLET was provided by the Susan and John Lebold Family.

Photos

Actor Laura Welsh Berg in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Jonathan Dyrud in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Gertrude (actor, Laura Perrotta, left) and Hamlet (actor, Laura Welsh Berg, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Hamlet (actor, Jonathan Dyrud) and Gertrude (actor, Laura Perrotta) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Laura Welsh Berg in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Jonathan Dyrud in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Hamlet (actor, Laura Welsh Berg, below) and Gertrude (actor, Laura Perrotta, above) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Hamlet (actor, Jonathan Dyrud) and Gertrude (actor, Laura Perrotta) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Hamlet (actor, Laura Welsh Berg, left) and the Ghost of Hamlet's Father (actor, Lynn Robert Berg, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Jonathan Dyrud in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Polonius (actor, Dougfred Miller, left) and Laertes (actor, Nick Steen, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Gertrude (actor, Laura Perrotta, left), Polonius (actor, Dougfred Miller, center) and the King of Denmark (actor, David Anthony Smith, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Ophelia, (actor, Erin Partin, left) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Polonius (actor, Dougfred Miller, left) and the King of Denmark (actor, David Anthony Smith, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Ophelia, (actor, Erin Partin) and Laertes (actor, Nick Steen) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Laertes (actor, Nick Steen, left) and the King of Denmark (actor, David Anthony Smith, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Hamlet (actor, Laura Welsh Berg, left), Laertes (actor, Nick Steen, right) and Reynaldo (actor, M.A. Taylor, center) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Hamlet (actor, Laura Welsh Berg, left) and Laertes (actor, Christopher Tocco, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of HAMLET at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through April 15 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

"Hamlet" scenic design rendering (Designer: Russell Metheny)

"Hamlet" scenic design scale model (Designer: Russell Metheny)

"Hamlet" scenic design scale model (Designer: Russell Metheny)

"Hamlet" scenic design scale model (Designer: Russell Metheny)