A Masterpiece of Masterpieces
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Patrick Mulcahy
JULY 20 - AUGUST 7 | MAIN STAGE
A king is dead. A kingdom, stolen. A ghost walks the earth, and a noble prince is left to pick up the pieces of shattered humanity. Treachery abounds and revenge is the word. To prevail, Hamlet must first win the greatest battle, unfolding in his mind, as he wrestles with life itself. Shakespeare explores the rich complexity of the human psyche in an exhilarating psychological thriller. A masterpiece of masterpieces, and the crowning glory of human thought.
Sponsor: Amaranth Foundation
Co-Sponsor: Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors
Director Sponsors: Linda Lapos & Paul Wirth
Actor Sponsor: Lee & Dolly Butz
Prologues: join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free. Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain.
Meet the actors for a talk-back following the performance on Thursday, July 28.
Player/2nd Grave Digger
Francisco / Rosencrantz
Direction & Design
Scenic & Lighting Designer
Wig & Makeup Designer
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
The Bethlehem Press
"Hamlet raises the Bard at PSF."
"Under Mulcahy's skillful direction, PSF not so much tackles Hamlet, as cajoles, prods and lays bare the classic's core dynamics and issues."
"What results is a tragedy, not of one man, but of mankind."
"Justin Adams creates a boyish, charming, impulsive and high-energy Hamlet, quite unlike brooding Danes typical of many interpretations."
"You don't want the play to end."
The Morning Call
"Director Patrick Mulcahy's exceptional cast brings a new life, urgency and relevance to this story of power and filial revenge. And under Mulcahy's fine direction and the cast of PSF veterans and newcomers, the tale becomes more a clash of generations."
"Justin Adams is a riveting presence as the young, impetuous Prince Hamlet, grieving over his father's untimely death."
"As buoyant and delightful as 'Pride and Prejudice' is, 'Hamlet' shows the same actors in a shadowy, bone-chilling tragedy, demonstrating their versatility."