Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What, Has This Thing Appeared Again, Tonight?

The Minnesota Shakespeare Company's celebrated production manquee, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, opens at the Lowry Lab, Thursday, June 3rd. Nick James--playing the title role--again has two working legs, after breaking one during a rehearsal of the swordfight scene last December.

Hamlet, William Shakespeare’s most celebrated work. presents a new man of the Renaissance, seen in opposition to the old feudalist. He is a student intellectual, oppressed by an older generation whose lives are governed by political expediency and by military force. Hamlet is an aristocrat, who has rebelled against his class by going to a forward-looking University, by making friends with commoners, by falling love with a politician’s daughter, and by hanging around with actors. He is inflamed by the compromises and duplicities of the adult world. Religion is more frequently described, discussed, and acknowledged in Hamlet than in any other of Shakespeare’s plays. The production charts one of the great rites of passage: from immaturity to accommodation with death.

A live band accompanies the action. Mikel Clifford directs.

The show opens Thursday, June 3, 2010, and plays Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through June 13, 2010. Performances begin at 7:00 PM in the Lowry Lab Theatre, 350 St. Peter Street, St. Paul 55102.

*Pay What You Can Performance Monday June 7, 2010 7:00 pm

Note: An entrance into the Lowry Building from Wabasha is often locked.

All tickets are $15.00.

For reservations, phone 612-836-7529

Kindly include your phone number, preferred date, number of tickets.

Checks and cash accepted.

Parking discount for the Lowry Building Garage (Auto entrance on Wabasha).

email: minnesotashakes@gmail.com

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