Shakespeare in the Park--Hamlet
Presented by Shakespeare Miami
Friday, Jan. 19th and Saturday, Jan. 20th.
8:00 PM at The Barnacle Historic State Park.
Park opens at 7:00 for picnics.
Admission: $2 suggested donation. $40 limited VIP seating. Rent a chair for $5.00.
Coconut Grove – Pack a picnic and join your friends for an evening under the stars as Shakespeare Miami presents Hamlet at The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133.
Starring Seth Trucks as Hamlet, and Shalia Sakona as Ophelia, Shakespeare Miami’s 2018 mainstage production features a full cast of professional actors, live music and period costumes. Director, Colleen Stovall stresses that “Hamlet is not just high falutin’ words and philosophical introspection. It is a rip roaring tale of intrigue, passion, love and murder, complete with ghosts and sword fights. This production also has a surprise twist concerning the death of Ophelia. Never veering from Shakespeare's text, her death and its causes are re-examined under the light of political expediency from a king clinging desperately to newly-won power.
Cut from its full length of 4.5 hours to a comfortable 2 hours and 20 minutes, this production moves the play along at a lightening pace to its bloody conclusion. Featuring the stage combat choreography of Joey Costello, the final sabre battle between Laertes (Lito Becerra) and Hamlet (Seth Trucks) is a brilliant and breathtaking bit of swordplay.
Proceeds benefit the park’s education programs.
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