Award Winners Wit Incorporated Return With A Take On Shakespeare
This November, wit incorporated continues to bring affordable, award-winning theatre to Bluestone Church Arts Space in Footscray. Ophelia Thinks Harder is a fast paced, feminist love story, that takes the characters of Shakespeare's Hamlet through the looking glass and back again.
The Prince is a hazard and the new King's a puppet. Who the hell is running Denmark?
Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia fails. Ophelia thinks harder.
With guerilla feminists invading the castle, failed spells from a frustrated maid, endless direction from a wily Queen and various ignored ghosts, this is not the Hamlet you know.
Ophelia Thinks Harder is a heightened, confused and darkly-funny world, where Shakespeare meets feminism. It is a 'thoroughly revised' version of Hamlet- only this time Ophelia gets all the best lines.
Directed by Artistic Director Belinda Campbell, Ophelia Thinks Harder explores spirituality, philosophy, myth, reality, ambition and sexuality and fights against conventions that Ophelia gets trapped in in Shakespeare's version.
Ophelia transforms from a teenager in torment, to a complex woman with a tenacious desire for more. Bett's Ophelia is a survivor.
'Bett's voice comes through as sharp, witty and often clever.'
wit incorporated is committed to delivering world class, professional theatre to Melbourne's west. As the recipient of the inaugural City of Maribyrnong Civic Award for Arts, and a nominee for the We Are Brimbank Culture, Arts and Tourism Award, we pride ourselves on bringing storytelling to the heart of our shows. Special effects are never our first thought in creating theatre - although there will be one or two fun treats to look out for in this show!
Ophelia Thinks Harder
9 November - November 24
Preview 8 November
7.30pm Thursday to Saturday
Bluestone Church Arts Space
8A Hyde St, Footscray