Mamie Gummer, Wallace Shawn Lead Dark Nights' HAMLET AT HOME for The New Group
Next up in its continuing series Dark Nights, The New Group presents Hamlet at Home, with readings from Shakespeare's Hamlet featuring Lisa Emery, Mamie Gummer, Josh Hamilton and Wallace Shawn, directed by Scott Elliott. This event takes place Sunday, December 11 at 7:00pm.
Dark Nights at The New Group offers unique programming and enlightened conversation to coincide with the company's mainstage productions. Hamlet at Home centers around readings of scenes from Shakespeare's greatest family drama, featuring Josh Hamilton as the prince, Wallace Shawn as Claudius and the Ghost, Lisa Emery as Gertrude and Mamie Gummer as Ophelia, directed by Scott Elliott. This event is the culmination of an extended actor-driven exploration into the intimate side of the story. A discussion will follow.
Dark Nights at The New Group is a series of cultural conversations and readings designed to create a dialogue between artists and audience. Dark Nights generally coincide with mainstage productions at The New Group, creating a forum for public conversation and enhancing the cultural landscape. Past events have featured, most recently, Thomas Bradshaw and Todd Solondz, as well as luminaries such as F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Eric Bogosian, Zoe Caldwell, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Martha Plimpton and Hal Prince. Dark Nights at The New Group collaborated with the 92nd Street Y for an event featuring Matthew Broderick and Kenneth Lonergan (The Starry Messenger), moderated by Leonard Lopate. Topics have ranged from gay adoption (in an event hosted by Rosie O'Donnell timed to The Kid) to an evening highlighting Sam Shepard's work (led by Ethan Hawke with music by the composers from A Lie of the Mind), to a panel on documentary theatre (featuring Marc Wolf performing Another American, his OBIE-winning play first produced at The New Group ten years ago).
Reservations required at email@example.com (space is limited). Suggested donation: $20. Free for New Group subscribers.