Past Event

Mar 07—25, 2018

HamletIN REPERTORY WITH SAINT JOAN

BEDLAM / NYC

“No troupe in New York these days rides the storytelling momentum of theater more resourcefully or enthusiastically than Bedlam.”

— The New York Times

He’s the prince. She’s the rebel.

Prince Hamlet is depressed. Having been summoned home to Denmark to attend his father’s funeral, he is shocked to find his mother already remarried — to his father’s brother, Claudius. Worse still, Claudius has had himself crowned king despite the fact that Hamlet is heir to the throne. No wonder Hamlet suspects foul play. Bedlam brings their unique performance style to Shakespeare’s greatest play — arguably the greatest play in the English language — and four actors perform all 25 roles!

SEE BEDLAM IN REPERTORY

2 Plays, 4 Actors, 49 Characters: Behold William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw’s most famous creations side by side, in repertory, in Hamlet and Saint Joan. Iconic figures are brought vividly to life in two riveting, unexpectedly funny, stripped-down stagings by four actors from Bedlam, the high-wire, adrenaline fueled New York City theater company, and directed by Eric Tucker.

Info

Venue

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116



Dates

Mar 07, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018


Details

3 hours including two 10 minute intermissions

Tickets from $20

Ages 10+

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to this production, including babes in arms.

Access

Audio Described Performance
Sun, Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm



Artists

Presented By:

Bedlam


HAMLET written by

William Shakespeare


Director:

Eric Tucker


Scenic Designer:

John McDermott


Lighting Designer:

Les Dickert


Costume and Sound Designer:

Eric Tucker


Fight Director:

Trampas Thompson


Produced in Association with

ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann


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AUNDRIA BROWN

Regional: Actions & Objectives (Triad Stage) Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse). Local: CRH (The Kraine Theater); Aint No’ Mo (New York Theater Workshop); Mary/Stuart (BAM); What I Tell You in the Dark (National Black Theater Of Harlem). VOICEOVER WORK: Man in the High Castle: Resistance Radio. Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Give a listen to me as Miss Evangeline for Man in the High Castle: Resistance Radio @ www.resistanceradio.com website coming soon @ driabrown.com.

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KAHLIL GARCIA

Kahlil is thrilled for his Bedlam debut! Regional Theatre: Pride and Prejudice (Bingley), MacBeth (MacBeth), As You Like It (Oliver) New York Theater: The Tempest (Caliban), Hard Times (Blackpool) Film/TV: “The Newsroom,” “The Goodwife,” “The BlackList.” Founding Member 15-501 Productions (@15501pros) Twitter/IG: @kg_garcia MFA: UNC Chapel Hill. BFA: Pace University.

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SAM MASSARO

Sam recently graduated from UC Irvine with his MFA in Acting. A NY based actor from Florida, he’s worked regionally with companies including Mad Cow Theatre, Summer Repertory Theatre, New Swan Shakespeare festival and the B Street Theatre. Some favorite roles include Robert in Boeing Boeing, Touchstone in As You Like It, Lee in True West, Liam in Bad Jews, and Michal in The Pillowman. He will be making his film debut this year opposite Christian Bale in Adam McKay’s Backseat. A proud member of Actors Equity and honored to be represented by the team at CLA Management!

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AUBIE MERRYLEES

Regional credits include Hand to God (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep), Stupid Fucking Bird, and Rachel Bonds’ At the Old Place (Arden Theatre Company), The Aliens (Theatre Exile), The Liar (Lantern), My Romantic History (Inis Nua), and A Bright New Boise (Simpatico). Aubie is also a company member at People’s Light & Theatre, where he has appeared in more than ten productions, including End Days, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Beautiful Boy, and Stargirl. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama. For Mom, always.

Buzz

“Two fast-flowing, high-spirited productions”

“Both [Hamlet and Saint Joan] should not be missed.”

“In their bravura fusion of versatility, dexterity, and clarity, they’re executing the verbal and intellectual equivalent of a Cirque du Soleil act.”

The Boston Globe

“Massaro and Brown are hilarious together as a popped-collar dude of a Rosencrantz paired with a Valley-girl Guildenstern”

“Throughout both Saint Joan and Hamlet there’s a thrill in watching these actors change roles with the tiniest of wardrobe adjustments and a physical shorthand that aids for quick and easy identification.”

“There is a large amount of ingenious stage business throughout both shows.”

WBUR

“This exhilarating production draws the audience in not merely as viewers of a show, but as witnesses, immersed in the action.”

“The Bedlam ensemble’s quicksilver changes make the audience aware of their magic-making and a conscious partner in it.”

Bay State Banner

“Only in the theater can you watch an actor take his hat off and put it on somebody else, and then that person is the character. That doesn’t happen in a movie.”

The Boston Globe

“I left grinning, surprised that there was still ice on the streets. As far as I was concerned, the warmth and effervescence of what I had just witnessed had turned winter into springtime.”

— Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Masterful… This juxtaposition of the comic and the tragic, coupled with the breathtaking talent of its actors, makes Bedlam’s HAMLET one of the richest, most entertaining theatrical experiences you may have this season.”

— TheaterMania

“An engaging, highly physical production of Shakespeare’s complex masterpiece that feels as raw and incestuous as the state of Denmark itself.”

— Time Out New York (Critic's Pick)

“Bedlam gives us Shakespeare and Shaw with the enthusiasm of youth, yes, but also with a level of insight that is usually arrived at only through years of close reading and exploratory performance. Even when its performers are not only portraying several different characters in a single scene, but also switching parts among one another, they make sure their audience, including virgins to this material, is as on top of the story as they are.”

“Anyone who listens to the eminently sane and persuasive voices of Bedlam is destined to become a convert.”

The New York Times

“BEDLAM is a band of gifted unknowns who can make theatrical magic in an empty room. No theater troupe in America is doing more creative classical revivals. I believe Eric Tucker is this Country’s most talented director of classic Theatre. Eric is a kind of genius at making theatrical magic in black-box theater spaces”

— Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

“BEDLAM injects fresh blood and ideas into the theatre community and is all about jolting the audience out of complacency. Eric Tucker’s ability to peel away the layers while supporting the emotionalism of a performer makes you see things with new and less cynical eyes.”

— Hilton Als, The New Yorker

“Bedlam makes theatre immensely more involving and entertaining for the playgoer who’s lucky enough to secure a seat.”

— The Huffington Post

“Save your Hamilton dollars and go see it.”

— This American Life's Ira Glass on Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility

“No troupe in New York these days rides the storytelling momentum of theater more resourcefully or enthusiastically than BEDLAM.”

— Ben Brantley