Hamlet is the most studied, most performed and most adapted of Shakespeare’s plays by far, possibly of any play ever. There are many explanations for the centuries of popularity, but in the end it comes down to the fact that Shakespeare managed to somehow pack all the ambiguity, complexity and messiness of real life into a story, without losing the narrative structure and focus a story requires. The play deals in grand, universal themes: coping with loss and betrayal, the need to know the truth, the complexity of human desire, the parent-child relationship — and it examines those themes in human sized form. Hosted in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia, the production will be followed by a post-performance discussion about why Hamlet matters and why we should continue to share the play with younger generations.
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre designed this 90-minute professional production of Hamlet to tour schools, universities, and community centers. Following a successful school tour run, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is excited to present Hamlet for one night only at The Free Library of Philadelphia. Learn more here: https://www.phillyshakespeare.org/events/hamlet-2019
DIRECTED BY CARMEN KHAN
General admission: $15 per ticket
*Tickets purchased online and over the phone will incur a small convenience fee. All ticket sales are final – there are NO refunds or exchanges.
Metered street parking is available, as well as nearby garages and lots. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain to ensure you have enough time to get to your seat. No Late Seating will be permitted. Please take into account heavy traffic in the city when planning your evening.
Enjoy a 90-minute adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, presented by The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and directed by our Artistic/Executive Director, Carmen Khan. This is a fresh and muscular production with a new sound score and an exciting visual palette, that reveals the journey of the most famous character in drama.