Vertigo Theatre Presents a Reimagined Classic in HAMLET: A GHOST STORY

Vertigo Theatre Presents a Reimagined Classic in HAMLET: A GHOST STORY

Vertigo Theatre presents a The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Production: HAMLET: A GHOST STORY, by William Shakespeare, adapted by Anna Cummer. March 20-April 13,2019. Performance times are evenings at 7pm, no performances on Monday, 2:30pm matinees on March 23, 24, 30 and April 6, 7 and 13. Tickets are $35 and are available at Vertigo Theatre's Ticket Office, call 403.221.3708 or visit www.vertigotheatre.com.

Rediscover the spirit of Shakespeare's most famous play, Hamlet, as the titular prince of Denmark seeks vengeance for the murder of his father at the hands of his Uncle Claudius. Prince Hamlet's suspicious mind and haunted nights will hold deep resonance for this Vertigo Theatre Presentation. This tale is a ghost story, detective story and revenge story all rolled into one classic plot. Following the smash hit success of Macbeth, The Shakespeare Company and Hit+Myth team up again for another macabre re-imagining of the one of the Bard's greatest works.

"In The Shakespeare Company's 'Madness in Great One's season ,' I'm especially excited once again to be teaming up with Hit and Myth and Vertigo Theatre to present HAMLET: A GHOST STORY," says The Shakespeare Company Artistic Producer Haysam Kadri. "In addition to working with Vertigo's very own Craig Hall, we also get the bonus of bringing back Shakespeare Company alumni Ahad Raza Mir. Shakespeare is such a great training ground for emerging artists, and Ahad really cut his teeth in the acting world in shows like MACBETH and ROMEO & JULIET, developing his skills in text work, and stage combat. He put those skills to tremendous use to become a household name in his birth country of Pakistan, where he is celebrated and renowned as one of the finest film and TV actors in the industry."

HAMLET: A GHOST STORY stars Ahad Raza Mir as Hamlet, Joel Cochrane as Ghost/First Player, Meg Farhall as Marcella/Rosencrantz/Player Queen, Karen Hines as Polonia/Osric, Allison Lynch as Horatia, Curt McKinstry as Claudius, Behrad Moshtagh as Laertes/Player King, Graham Percy as Barnardo/Guildernsten/Grave digger, Natasha Strickey as Ophelia, and Daniela Vlaskalic as Gertrude.

HAMLET: A GHOST STORY is directed by Vertigo Theatre Artistic Director Craig Hall, Assistant Director Rebecca Fauser, Set & Costume Designer Hanne Loosen, Lighting Designer David Fraser, Composer/Sound Designer Peter Moller, Fight Director Karl Sine, Stage Manager Claire Bolton, Assistant Stage Manager Chandler Ontkean, Production Manager Derek Paulich, Voice/Dialect Coach Jane MacFarlane.

HAMLET: A GHOST STORY is at Vertigo Theatre March 20-April 13, 2019. Performances run evenings at 7:00pm, no performances Monday, 2:30pm matinees on March 23, 24, 30 and April 6,7 and 13.. Tickets are $35 and are available at Vertigo Theatre's Ticket Office, call 403.221.3708 or visit www.vertigotheatre.com.

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