Hudson Shakespeare Company to Perform “Hamlet”
June 25th at 2 p.m.
The Hudson Shakespeare Company (HSC) will return to the Stratford Library on Saturday, June 25th at 2 p.m. for its live, in-person production of the classic drama “Hamlet”. Performed outside in the library’s scenic courtyard, the fully-staged and costumed performance is free and open to the public.
The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns for its 30th season of traveling Shakespeare with one of the Bard’s most famous and revered masterpieces, “Hamlet”.
The show features Zach Hendrickson as the prince directed by the ghost of his father to avenge his murder at the hands of his uncle Claudius (Jon Ciccarelli), but at what cost? Can the supernatural vision be trusted in a court where conspiracy and intrigue operate around each corner?
Hamlet’s life-long friend Laertes (Alyssa Gray) now becomes an enemy. A budding romance with Ophelia (Emily Glaser), the daughter of the king’s right-hand man, Polonius (John C. Short) is upended. A once close relationship with his mother, Gertrude (Noelle Fair), now becomes strained as she marries his father’s murderer.
Shakespeare’s classic tale of revenge is shaped into both a light-hearted and tragically thoughtful meditation on duty to family and duty to oneself. HSC presents the play with six actors playing multiple roles in a briskly paced production running just under two hours.
“Hamlet” will be performed on June 25th in the Library’s scenic courtyard located in the rear of the library building off the Baldwin Center parking lot. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to spread and to keep socially distant.
In the event of inclement weather, the play will be presented in the Library’s air-conditioned Lovell Room.
HSC will return for a lighthearted, 1970s-inspired production of “Much Ado About Nothing” on July 16th in conjunction with the Stratford Library’s 125th anniversary “Birthday Bash”.
For further information call the Library at 203.385.4162 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org.