The Public’s Hamlet, with Oscar Isaac, Begins June 20

Off-Broadway News   The Public’s Hamlet, with Oscar Isaac, Begins June 20 Fresh off two Broadway productions, Tony winner Sam Gold returns downtown to direct the Shakespearean tragedy.
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Performances of Hamlet, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, begin June 20 at The Public Theater Off-Broadway. Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac stars in the title role, alongside Keegan-Michael Key as Horatio, Roberta Colindrez as Rosencrantz, Peter Friedman as Polonius, and Matthew Saldívar as Guildenstern.

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Sam Gold Monica Simoes

The production will officially open July 13 in the Public’s Anspacher Theater. Completing the cast are Gayle Rankin as Ophelia, Ritchie Coster as Claudius, Charlayne Woodard as Gertrude, and Anatol Yusef as Laertes.

Performances are scheduled to play through September 3.

“Oscar Isaac starred in the first show I produced at the Delacorte, Two Gents in the summer of 2005. His Romeo two years later was more proof of his brilliance,” commented artistic director Oskar Eustis in an earlier press statement. “Sam Gold’s production of Fun Home was one of the most extraordinary directorial feats I’ve ever produced. The prospect of the two of them collaborating on what is arguably the greatest play ever written is joyous.”

The production features scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Mark Barton, sound design by Bray Poor, and musical direction, composition, and performance by cellist Ernst Reijseger.

Tickets and more information can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

(Updated June 20, 2017)


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