Two Performances of Hamlet Open at the Blackfriars

November 1, 2011

Two Performances of Hamlet are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2011 and Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Blackfriars Playhouse, 10 S. Market Street, Staunton.

This production of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, seeks to trouble some of the assumptions audiences bring with them to the work.

“The play Hamlet indulges in the most violent sort of unsettling ambiguities: Hamlet’s madness? Is the ghost from heaven or hell? Gertrude’s complicity?” said director Zach Brown. He hopes those ambiguities will intrigue audience members in new ways.

Though years of production history make that goal a challenge, the choices in this production should shake up some pre-conceived notions and make playgoers look at the famous work with fresh eyes.

Hamlet is onstage at the Blackfriars Playhouse November 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. This show is in partial fulfillment of Zach Brown’s MFA in Shakespeare and Performance with Mary Baldwin University.

Both performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Amanda Allen , or by phone at 540-887-7237.