Hamlet

Hamlet

Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm

“To be or not to be, that is the question.”

Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy of Hamlet, a prince haunted by his father who seeks revenge for his murder, is re-invented and re-imagined. This is a tale perfectly suited to be a live reading from Laurel Hill Cemetery! Hamlet contemplates the meaning of life and death, madness, and the hubris of revenge.

What the critics say about REV:

  • “The best theater buy of the season…not to be missed”. Associated Press
  • “REV’s production casts a superb spell” Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “Revving up classical theater with today’s vision”. New York Times
  • “Brilliant!…an unforgettable ride…It is easy to understand why no other company is capable of reinventing Shakespeare like REV…”. Stamford Advocate

This free virtual theatrical reading will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. A What to Expect email will be sent to all ticket holders with information on how to log in for the reading before the program start. (Please note, RSVPs will be open until an hour before the start of the program).

The inclement weather date for this reading is Sunday, August, 2020 at 7:30 pm. If inclement weather arises and the program needs to be rescheduled to the rain date, those that RSVP will be notified by 1 pm on the day of the program.

The event is free but donations of any size are appreciated. A portion of the donations will go to the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists & arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants. Donations can be made through the ticketing link.

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The Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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