Out of Box Theatre Presents BAT-HAMLET

Out of Box Theatre Presents BAT-HAMLET
What if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crime fighter? Out of Box Theatre opens its seventh season with a play that will answer that question. Bat-Hamlet tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick's death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth.

In this comedy by Atlanta playwright, Jordan Pulliam, the universes of Shakespeare and Batman collide as Songbird Boy, Lord Riddles, O-Feline, Bat-Hamlet-Girl and many others unfold this dastardly plot. Fans of Shakespeare and Batman, alike, will love being immersed in the maddening spiral of these iconic characters. After all, madness in great ones must not unwatched go.

Bat-Hamlet was a winning play in Essential Theatre's Play Festival in 2012 and has since been produced all over the country. This is the second time Out of Box Artistic Director Carolyn Choe has directed the show. "I love it so much when I saw it, I had to bring it to my students at Masters' Academy a couple of years ago. I have been dying to do it again and I am so excited to see it onstage again," Choe says. Fight-choreographer Kristin Storla also serves as Assistant Director. You will see everything from the 1960s Batman TV show style fighting to live-action Shakespearean sword play and more.

Bat-Hamlet runs August 10-25, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Out of Box Theatre is located in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling 678-653-4605.

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