Peregrine Theatre Ensemble to Bring RENT and HAMLET to Provincetown Theater This Summer
Peregrine Theatre Ensemble, now in its second year, is thrilled to announce its 2014 season. Continuing their mission to develop works through a dedicated artistic process while reflecting a wide array of theatrical genres, Peregrine will produce two very different shows, Shakespeare's beloved classic Hamlet and the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winning musical RENT. In addition, Peregrine will present an adaptation of Hamlet under their youth and education initiative Whale of a Tale Theatre for Young Audiences. Many of the same actors will participate in both productions, showcasing the versatility and scope of the ensemble.
Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will also have a new home for the 2014 season, with all productions occurring in rep at the Provincetown Theater. Hamlet and the youth adaptation will also tour throughout the Cape, fostering new artistic relationships with other non-profit organizations residing in the area. Tickets will go on sale March 15th and can be purchased by visiting www.peregrinetheatre.com or the Provincetown Theater website www.provincetowntheater.org.
Auditions for RENT and Hamlet will be held in Provincetown in early March, date TBA. If you would like to be considered for early submission or to receive updates on auditions please email a headshot and resume to PeregrineTheatre@gmail.com. You may also visit their website www.peregrinetheatre.com for up to date audition information.
William Shakespeare's Hamlet will be directed by Jake Ford and run June-August. Peregrine Theatre Ensemble is excited to play with some of the greatest words ever written by arguably the greatest playwright and sculptor of the English language. Peregrine's coming production of Shakespeare's Hamlet promises to be a fast paced, modern, pulls-no-punches meditation on madness, paranoia, truth and politics. Oh yes, and love. Suspicion and dark humor reign as an unstable nation teeters on the brink of war and a vengeful heir toys with murder and madness. In love, as in the politics of war, no truth can be trusted. We know how it ends, but we can't wait to see what happens.
Hamlet - Whale of A Tale Theatre for Young Audiences was adapted and will be directed by Tessa Bry Taylor. It will run June-August. Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be presenting a special one-hour adaptation of Hamlet designed specifically for families and youth under their education initiative, Whale of a Tale Theatre for Young Audiences. Staying true to the text but supplemented with narration, their adaptation will come complete with a pre and post-show talk-back, in which the audience will be challenged to dig deeper into the story, breaking down some of the joys and curiosities of one of Shakespeare's greatest texts.
Jonathan Larson's RENT will be directed by Kenneth Mitchell and will run July-September. RENT, making its Outer Cape premier, tells the story of a group of friends, musicians, and artists, who struggle to find a life for themselves in New York City's Lower East Side during the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City in the early 90s. Facing a world at the end of a millennium that includes HIV/AIDS, sexual identity, gentrification, exploitation and love, these friends find that living "no day but today" is the ultimate way to experience life.