Hamlet$15 - $18
Written by William Shakespeare. Adapted by James Elliott.
What if Hamlet discovered that he was trapped inside his own story? This adaption of one of Shakespeare’s greatest works looks at the existential question of an afterlife, and how the medium of theatre could be the damned pit for the soul of a character.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, deals with the question of whether to avenge the murder of his father orchestrated by his incestuous uncle, to confront his betraying mother now wife to his father’s brother, or take his own life in the hope of some peaceful relief from his inability to act. Interweaving familial turmoil of regal stakes with existential grievance revenged murder, “Hamlet” is Shakespeare’s exploration into the human condition of how present actions cast shadows on our everlasting soul, and how reason and faculty, fail to surmount the challenge to overcome them.