Classic Stage Explores Each Act of Hamlet, With Varied Directors and Actors, Starting April 4

News   Classic Stage Explores Each Act of Hamlet, With Varied Directors and Actors, Starting April 4 Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company, in collaboration with the Shakespeare Society, is inviting audiences to explore each act of Shakespeare's Hamlet through the lenses of different directors and actors on four Mondays starting April 4.

Monday Night Hamlet is "an exciting new theatrical experience in which a company of distinguished actors and directors work through and explore each of the four acts of Shakespeare's masterwork in front of an audience," according to the announcement. "Audiences will have the chance to become part of the discovery process of the richness and mystery of Shakespeare's text, as they experience different Hamlets, through varying interpretations and actor and directorial choices."

On April 4 Michael Cumpsty takes on Hamlet, directed by Brian Kulick; on April 11, Rob Campbell plays the lead, directed by Daniel Fish; on April 25 James Urbaniak is Hamlet, directed by Karin Coonrod; and on May 2 Michael Stuhlbarg takes on the lead, directed by Brian Kulick. All evenings begin at 8 PM.

Monday Night Hamlet is being offered as a free special event for Classic Stage Company and Shakespeare Society subscribers, but advance reservations are available to the general public with a $15 donation.

Complimentary tickets are available to all on the day of each performance, subject to availability.

For reservations, call Classic Stage Company at (212) 677-4210, ext. 19, or visit the box office of CSC at 136 E. 13th Street in Manhattan. *

Classic Stage Company is under the leadership of artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Jessica Jenen.

Beginning March 30, Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Kathleen Tolan, directed by Brian Kulick and starring Martha Plimpton.

"Lust, avarice and a healthy dose of cross-dressing are all on fine display in this sly 18th century romp where a young girl dresses as a man to learn more about her husband to be," according to CSC. "What she discovers bends everything from gender to our most cherished notions of love."

For single ticket information call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or visit the theatre in person or order online at www.ticketcentral.com.

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