Taboo's Carlson Will Return to D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company for Free Hamlet

News   Taboo's Carlson Will Return to D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company for Free Hamlet
 
Former Taboo star Jeffrey Carlson will reprise his role as the Melancholy Dane in the Shakespeare Theatre Company's upcoming presentation of Hamlet.
Jeffrey Carlson
Jeffrey Carlson

Carlson, who starred in the Washington, DC, company's summer 2007 mounting of the classic Shakespeare tragedy, will also be part of the company's annual Free for All production at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre May 22-June 1. Originally directed by artistic director Michael Kahn, the spring production will be restaged by Alexander Burns. Carlson will be joined onstage by Michelle Beck as Ophelia, Janet Zarish as Gertrude and Dakin Matthews as the Ghost of Hamlet's father, First Player and Gravedigger.

Since 1991 Shakespeare Theatre Company has presented ten free performances of a Shakespeare work each year at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park.

Jeffrey Carlson made his STC debut in the title role of Lorenzaccio. The Juilliard grad's Broadway credits include Taboo, Tartuffe and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? He recently portrayed a transgender character on "All My Children."

To read Playbill.com's previous Brief Encounter interview with Carlson, in which talks about climbing the Everest of English drama, click here.

Additional information about the annual Free for All production will be available on the company's website, ShakespeareTheatre.org, in April.

Shakespeare Theatre Company at the Harman Center for the Arts is located at 516 8th Street SE in Washington, D.C.

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