Photo Flash: D.C. Hamlet, with Carlson and Cuccioli

The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, D.C. is currently presenting a new staging of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet, directed by Michael Kahn.  The production, starring Broadway veterans Jeffrey Carlson (Taboo, Tartuffe, "All My Children") as Hamlet and Robert Cuccioli (Jacques Brel, Jekyll & Hyde) as Claudius, runs June 5th through July 29th.

"One of the greatest plays ever written, Hamlet has captivated audiences for 400 years with its explorations of life, love, duty and vengeance. Commanded by his murdered father's ghost to seek revenge, Hamlet struggles with the human and spiritual costs of pursuing justice. Featuring some of the most beautiful language ever written, Hamlet marks a turning point in Shakespeare's career toward more complex depictions of good and evil, of heroes and villains. Director Michael Kahn reunites with actor Jeffrey Carlson for the first time since Lorenzaccio," state press notes.  The production is part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival.

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Photos by Carol Rosegg

Michelle Beck as Ophelia and Jeffrey Carlson as Hamlet

Jeffrey Carlson

Craig Wallace as Marcellus, Jeffrey Carlson and Pedro Pascal as Horatio

Jeffrey Carlson and Robert Cuccioli as Claudius

Janet Zarish as Gertrude and Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey Carlson

Jeffrey Carlson

Kenajuan Bentley as Laertes and Michelle Beck as Ophelia

Michelle Beck, Kenajuan Bentley and Robert Jason Jackson as Polonius

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