Photo Flash: First Look at Table 8's HAMLET, Opening 9/7
"Who's there?" These words begin Western theatre's most famous revenge thriller. A young man returns home from college to attend his father's funeral and finds his mother married to his uncle. The father's ghost appears, accusing his brother of his untimely end and spurring the young man to avenge his death. Bloodshed follows.
"This isn't a high-concept revision of HAMLET," says director Heard, "but a lo-fi slicing to the bone. There's so much flesh on the play that makes this a treasure trove of philosophy…but if you dig deep beneath the skin you find a really gripping dysfunctional family horror story. That's the one I'm interested in telling: as though Shakespeare were alive today and writing an HBO series. We've stripped it to the bare essentials: a cast of seven, contemporary clothing, and ninety-five minutes of unrelenting intensity. And, yes, the language is still intact."
The cast features Mick Axelrod, Ashley Bufkin, Kim Glover, Brandon McClenahan, David McKee, Ronn Williams, and Geo Nikols as Hamlet.
Performances are Fridays through Sundays, September 7 - 23 at 8 pm. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at the door and on www.onyxtheatre.com. Performances of HAMLET will be at The Onyx Theatre, located at 953 E. Sahara Ave. #16 in Commercial Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo Credit: Bill Hughes
The cast of "Hamlet" by Table 8 Productions