"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."
"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."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"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."
"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."
Time Out New York (Critic's Pick)
"An engaging, highly physical production of Shakespeare’s complex masterpiece that feels as raw and incestuous as the state of Denmark itself"
"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."
Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
“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”
Hilton Als, The New Yorker
“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.”
“Bedlam makes theatre immensely more involving and entertaining for the playgoer who's lucky enough to secure a seat.”
This American Life's Ira Glass on Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility
"Save your Hamilton dollars and go see it."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“No troupe in New York these days rides the storytelling momentum of theater more resourcefully or enthusiastically than BEDLAM.”
MAR 7 - 25, 2018
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
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.
Audio Described Performance
SUN, MAR 25 @ 2PM
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