Gamut Theatre Group’s Harrisburg Shakespeare Company will bring their 2014-2015 Educational Outreach Show, Hamlet to the main stage February 27-March 8, 2015. Performances are at 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2:30 on Sundays. Tickets are $12. This performance has been adapted for middle school and high school students studying Hamlet, and is a great performance for Shakespeare novices and experts alike.
Hamlet asks, “What piece of work is a man?” in one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Gamut Theatre’s brand new interpretation deals with the most compelling of the plays themes: philosophy, revenge, morality, psychosis, and suicide through the eye of the adolescent. A modern version of this age old play is sure to intrigue and challenge anyone with the question, “To be, or not to be?”
This version of the play has been shortened to 80 minutes, and is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational outreach style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern “narrations” to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story.