Bedlam's HAMLET & SAINT JOAN to Celebrate 100th Performances Off-Broadway Tomorrow
The critically acclaimed Bedlam productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan will celebrate their 100th performance at off-Broadway's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street, NYC) on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30PM.
Only two weeks remain to experience Bedlam's Hamlet and Saint Joan, directed by Eric Tucker, as the productions will play their final performance Sunday, March 9 at 2PM. At the time of closing, the productions will have played 12 previews and 116 regular performances.
Played in repertory and with four actors, Hamlet and Saint Joan are boldly theatrical, stripped down, immersive productions of classic plays by one of America's most innovative downtown theatre companies.
Bedlam is a company committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience. With large ideas and modest budgets, Bedlam creates theatre in a flexible, raw space, presenting new writing, contemporary reappraisals of the classics and small-scale musical theatre. Their productions always include the audience. Storytelling is paramount. Bedlam believes that innovative use of space can collapse aesthetic distance and bring the audience into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life--inciting laughter and chaos, provoking thought and recreating the thrill of live experience.
In this quintessential Shakespearean drama, Hamlet's halting pursuit of revenge for his father's death unfolds in a series of highly charged confrontations that climax in tragedy.
Saint Joan is based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc (canonized in 1920), George Bernard Shaw presents a realistic portrayal of Joan: proud, intolerant, naïve, foolhardy, always brave-a rebel who challenged the conventions and values of her day.
Bedlam's critically acclaimed productions of Hamlet and Saint Joan played in repertory at the Access Theatre in NYC from February 7th - April 7th and at the Olney Center in Montgomery County, Maryland from September 4 - October 20, 2013.