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Hamlet in Bed - 2015 - Off-Broadway

$5-$35

Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things -- finding his real mother, and playing the famous gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of his mother the queen. HAMLET IN BED is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons--about what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now -- and about families -- the ones we're born into, and the ones we find along the way.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Rattlestick Theater

(New York, NY)
224 Waverly Place

Hamlet in Bed Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long announce the company's 2015-16 season, its 21st, which includes New York and world premieres by Michael Laurence, William Francis Hoffman, and Martyna Majok. All productions play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.
by Jessica Khan - Aug 28, 2015
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015
HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, begins previews tonight, August 28, and opens September 17, 2015 (a week later than the previously announced date of September 10). HAMLET IN BED plays at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole. The production runs through Sunday, October 25.
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will now open Thursday, September 17, a week later than the previously announced date of September 10. The change was made to accommodate for the holiday weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that performances of the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, begin tonight at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8.