HAMLET Gets Diverse, Dynamic Staging by Freehold's Engaged Theatre
The genius of Shakespeare's plays is their ability to resonate in every age. The timelessness of HAMLET combined with Freehold's Engaged Theatre productions' intentionally dynamic and diverse staging means that any human can see a reflection of some part of themselves in the story, the characters, the music or movement.
HAMLET is a play about endeavoring to meet what time has dealt. Born into a time that is out of joint, personally and politically, the characters must seek into their own hearts to find the actions they can live with - sometimes against the expectations of the world around them. They must weigh loyalties and sacrifices and survival and make a choice. And then must act alone and live with the consequences of that action, and in the process come to a new experience of themselves.
Director Robin Lynn Smith shared, "I keep coming back to Shakespeare because his characters are fully complex, conflicted, contradictory human beings. The plays demand everything we can bring, every time, to put the living, breathing story up there - so that the audience can connect to these extraordinary circumstances fully embodied by the actors."
IF YOU GO:
HAMLET by William Shakespeare
Presented by Freehold's Engaged Theatre
Robin Lynn Smith Director
Gino Yevdjevich Composer
Vanessa Skantze Movement Director
Michael Owcharuk Musical Director
Geof Alm Fight Director
Maren Comendant Stage Manager
Alyssa Woodbury Assistant Stage Manager
Dennis Culpepper Technical Director
CAST (in alphabetical order)
Lizzie Aguirre Ensemble
Sherif Amin Rosencrantz/Osric
Shawn Belyea Claudius/Ghost of Hamlet
Orion Bradshaw Fortinbras
Madilyn Cooper Guildenstern
Sunam Ellis Horatio
Mary Ewald Gertrude
Reginald Andre Jackson Hamlet
Aishe Keita Ophelia
Andre Nelson Polonius
Peter Dylan O'Connor Laertes/Player King
Jacoba Wentross Ensemble
Shawn Ketchum Johnson Scenic Design
Heiko Huffman Assistant Scenic Design
Brynne McKeen Costume Design
Dani Norberg Lighting Design
Emma Ambaucher Props Design
Running July 20 - July 31, 2017
Thurs-Sat @ 8P, Sun @ 4P, Monday 7/31 @ 8P
At Lee Center for the Arts on the edge of the Seattle University Campus -- 901 12th Ave (just south of Union).
Performance Times - Thursday, Friday & Saturdays @ 8P, Sundays @ 4P, special Monday performance on July 31 @ 8P. A portion of HAMLET will also perform at the Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival on July 15 @ 4P.
Talkbacks after performances Sunday Jul 23 @ 4pm, and Thursday Jul 27th @ 8pm
Special Guests on July 23rd Officers and Staff of Washington Corrections Center for Women
Freehold's core value of radical accessibility means no barriers to attending - all performances are pay what you can. Seats can be reserved through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.
Since 1991, Freehold has been a highly acclaimed center for the practice of theatre. Our Theatre Lab provides a forum for mature artists to research and develop new work and to re-interpret classics. Our Studio provides a place for actors, from inspired novices to working professionals, to train. Freehold engages an exclusive faculty of independent professional artists.