RFA brings Hamlet to Rangeley

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Theater at Monmouth presentation of Hamlet will be held at the Lakeside Theater in Rangeley on Friday, October 26. The Lakeside Theater and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts are partnering to bring this exciting show to the community of Rangeley.

Shakespeare’s murder/revenge tragedy of a court in crisis and a young man at a crossroads replete with ghosts, swordplay, and betrayal has fascinated audiences and actors alike for more than 400 years. Searching for meaning and justice in a world out of his control, Hamlet rebels against ageism and dogmatic authority while struggling to accept the loss of his father and understand his place in this world.

Monmouth, Maine – Theater at Monmouth’s Shakespeare in Maine Communities tour of Hamlet will play statewide at schools and performing arts centers October 22 through November 9, 2012. Seven actors take on this murder/revenge tragedy of a court in crisis and a young man at a crossroads, replete with ghosts, swordplay, and betrayal, in a tense and passionate 90 minutes.

TAM has provided literature-based education programs in schools and community centers since the Theater’s founding. Since 2005, TAM has taken the Bard on the road with Shakespeare in Maine Communities—60 to 90-minute adaptations of Shakespeare with 5 to 8 actors. Plays are fully designed, rehearsed, and tour to schools and community centers. The target grade levels for this tour are middle and high schools; previous tours have reached more than 6,000 students.

The story of Prince Hamlet’s search for meaning and justice in a world beyond his control has fascinated audiences and actors alike for more than 400 years. Hamlet rebels against ageism and dogmatic authority while struggling to accept the loss of his father and understand his place in this world.

Hamlet features Max Waszak in the title role, Grace Bauer as Gertrude, Will Harrell as Claudius and the Ghost, Katie Sasso as Ophelia, Jay Shepherd as Horatio and the Player Queen, Michael Thomas as Laertes and the Player King, and Wendy Way as Polonius. Set by Jim Alexander; costumes by Jonna Klaiber.

General Admission Tickets ($10) will be available at the door for the 7PM performance.

 

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