For Immediate Release
Melinda O’Brien at 914.962.3431, [email protected], www.mmpaci.com
M&M Performing Arts Company, Inc. and Red Monkey Theater Group, Presents
HAMLET by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Tal Aviezer
Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy in a fast-paced, 90-minute adaptation presented with intimate staging. Hamlet will be performed in repertory with I Hate Hamlet, a comedy with a ghost, in the Grand Picture Gallery of Lyndhurst Mansion. Only six performances of Hamlet from February 17 and through March 4, 2018, tickets are $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors/Students (16 and under – appropriate for age 13 and up) and are available at Lyndhurst.org. (direct ticketing site is http://lyndhurst.org/events/hamlet/). Visitor Information at Lyndhurst is 914-631-4481. Free parking.
The energetic, scaled-down production of Hamlet (Tal Aviezer) aims to remove as many barriers as possible between the Bard’s words and the audience. One of the reasons we come to the theater is to recognize ourselves, and Hamlet is an enduring character because people from all walks of life, of all ages and nationalities, have recognized their essential humanity in him. Shakespeare’s language is electrifying because he manages somehow to articulate thoughts that we all recognize as truth, but that we ourselves have never been able to express. We hope our production will convey that sense of emotional, intellectual, and spiritual homecoming to our audience. Hamlet is directed by Tal Aviezer and features: Kate Berg, Germainne Lebron, Nick Leshi, Melinda O’Brien, Lawrence J. Reina, Gregg Shults and Mikel Von Brodbeck.
For information on I Hate Hamlet (running February 10 – March 4, 2018) go to http://lyndhurst.org/events/i-hate-hamlet/. Guests must be able to climb the main staircase to reach the second floor level as there is no elevator. Lyndhurst, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a Gothic Revival masterpiece on the banks of the Hudson River in Tarrytown, NY at 635 South Broadway (Route 9).