Zack Calhoon, Mark Souza to Lead Boomerang Theatre Company's HAMLET

The Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director; Sue Abbott, Managing Director) announced addition casting for their 2012 outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Tim Errickson and starring Zack Calhoon as Hamlet and Mark Souza as Laertes. The production opens June 23rd, 2012 in Central Park, and is free to the public. Check out for more information.

In Boomerang's reinvented new version, a young prince finds himself in the middle of duel. His family and friends look on, laughing carelessly. Somewhere nearby, the girl he loves lies buried in a fresh grave. These will be the prince's last breaths, his last thoughts. The rest is silence.
Hamlet will run June 23rd to July 15th, 2012 in New York City's Central Park. Admission is free.

Joining Calhoon and Souza are cast members Ashley Bloom (Rosencrantz), David Carlyon (Player King), John Greenleaf (Claudius), Austin Ku (Horatio), Annalisa Loeffler (Gertrude), Uriel Menson (Polonius), Ralph Petrarca (The Ghost), Cristina Pitter (Ensemble), Steph Van Vlack (Player Queen), JP Villa (Ensemble), Carsey Walker, Jr. (Guildenstern) and Kayla Wickes (Ophelia).

The creative team for Hamlet includes Michael Eisenstein (fight direction), Kia Rogers (lighting), Sara Slagle (Props) and Michelle Foster (production stage management).

Zack Calhoon has a long history with Boomerang. He was previously seen as Billy in The Real Thing, Edmund in King Lear, Variation in Giant-N-Variation, Dex in Irvine Welsh's You'll Have Had Your Hole, and Prince Hal in Henry IV Part 1. Other recent credits include Shakespeare's Slave (Resonance Ensemble), In Fields Where They Lay, The Commission, True West, Hamlet for Dreamscape Theatre; Jacob's House (Flux Theatre Ensemble); and Richard III (Judith Shakespeare Co.). Also an accomplished playwright, his new play RINO will debut in the Brick Theater's Democracy Festival this summer produced by Resonance Ensemble.

Mark Souza was previously seen in Boomerang's Much Ado About Nothing, and in numerous New York production including All In the Timing and Polish Joke by David Ives, You Are Here, Crystal Skillman's Hack!, Measure for Measure, Tennessee Williams' Talk to me like the Rain…. and Recent Tragic Events.

Tim Errickson is the Artistic Director of Boomerang Theatre Company. His recent play Endless Summer Nights premiered with Boomerang in September 2010, and was a "Pick of the Week" by Previous Boomerang credits include directing productions of Fenway, Burning The Old Man (6 NYIT Nominations, including Outstanding Direction), Stoppard Goes Electric, Much Ado about Nothing and As You Like It. Other recent directing credits include The Desk Set for Retro Productions (6 NYIT Nominations including Outstanding Production), Brad Fraser's Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Racine's Phaedre, Jamie Pachino's Famous for Fifteen Years, Michael Weller's Moonchildren (OOBR Award for Outstanding Production) and Brian Smallwood's The Wedding Play.

The Boomerang Theatre Company is an award-winning Off-Off-Broadway theatre company based in New York City. Boomerang annually produces a season composed of three programs: free outdoor Shakespeare productions in parks throughout NYC; an indoor repertory series of new, classic and neglected plays; and FIRST FLIGHT, a new play development festival of workshops and readings.

In the past thirteen years, the Boomerang Theatre Company has produced 50 full productions, including seven world premieres, seven New York City premieres and reinvented producing in repertory for small theatres. In 2008, the company was the recipient of the Caffe Cino Fellowship from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for consistent production of outstanding work. Boomerang has been awarded two New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Burning the Old Man by Kelly McAllister (out of six nominations), a 2002 OOBR Award for The Misanthrope by Moliere, and was selected as a September 2005 recipient of The STAR Initiative from WNYC radio. The company also presented the United States premiere of Irvine ("Trainspotting") Welsh's You'll Have Had Your Hole in the NYC International Fringe Festival. Three new plays produced by Boomerang have been published in annual Plays and Playwrights anthologies.

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