A Masterpiece of Masterpieces

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Patrick Mulcahy

JULY 20 - AUGUST 7 | MAIN STAGE

In Rep with Pride & Prejudice

A king is dead. A kingdom, stolen. A ghost walks the earth, and a noble prince is left to pick up the pieces of shattered humanity. Treachery abounds and revenge is the word. To prevail, Hamlet must first win the greatest battle, unfolding in his mind, as he wrestles with life itself. Shakespeare explores the rich complexity of the human psyche in an exhilarating psychological thriller. A masterpiece of masterpieces, and the crowning glory of human thought.

Sponsor: Amaranth Foundation

Co-Sponsor: Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors

Director Sponsors: Linda Lapos & Paul Wirth

Actor Sponsor: Lee & Dolly Butz

Extras:

  • Prologues: join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free. Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain.

  • Meet the actors for a talk-back following the performance on Thursday, July 28.

Meet the Artists

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The Cast

Reynaldo/Priest
Daniel Bontempo

Marcellus/Player/Osric
Dan Bound-Black

Player/2nd Grave Digger
John Cappelletti

Guildenstern
Grant Chapman

Ghost/Player King
Christopher Coucill*

Francisco / Rosencrantz
Jacob R. Dresch

Ophelia
Mairin Lee*

Courtier/Player
Eliza Martin

Bernardo/Lucianus/Sailor
James Stabp

Polonius/Grave Digger
Wayne S. Turney*

Player Queen
Jo Twiss*

Claudius
Greg Wood*

Direction & Design

Scenic & Lighting Designer
Steve TenEyck

Costume Designer
Sam Fleming

Sound Designer
Matthew Given

Fight Director
Rick Sordelet

Wig & Makeup Designer
Michael Ferguson

Stage Manager
Hannah Woodward*

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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The Bethlehem Press

"Hamlet raises the Bard at PSF."

"Under Mulcahy's skillful direction, PSF not so much tackles Hamlet, as cajoles, prods and lays bare the classic's core dynamics and issues."

"What results is a tragedy, not of one man, but of mankind."

"Justin Adams creates a boyish, charming, impulsive and high-energy Hamlet, quite unlike brooding Danes typical of many interpretations."

"You don't want the play to end."

The Morning Call

"Director Patrick Mulcahy's exceptional cast brings a new life, urgency and relevance to this story of power and filial revenge. And under Mulcahy's fine direction and the cast of PSF veterans and newcomers, the tale becomes more a clash of generations."

"Justin Adams is a riveting presence as the young, impetuous Prince Hamlet, grieving over his father's untimely death."

Reading Eagle

"As buoyant and delightful as 'Pride and Prejudice' is, 'Hamlet' shows the same actors in a shadowy, bone-chilling tragedy, demonstrating their versatility."