Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
Friday evening (7/14) has been postponed due to rain. Please join us for the rain date on Sunday (7/16).
Saturday’s show is SOLD OUT.
A skull, a poisoned
sword, a villainous uncle/King, a funeral (or a wedding?), a devoted friend, a
drowned girl, and - “To be or not to be,” of course. And when a ghost
appears, our iconic hero Hamlet is faced with a dreadful quandary in
Shakespeare’s most famous play of love, loss and revenge.
Presented by New York-based REV Theatre Company, this contemporary, opulent production will be ‘revved up’ emphasizing the fusion of Shakespeare’s language and REV’s dynamic physicality, reflecting the intense emotional life of the play. Another of REV Theatre’s trademarks is the active involvement of the audiences in their outdoor productions (just as it was in Elizabethan playhouses) as witnesses to and participants in the events, giving the play’s action great immediacy and excitement. This production of Hamlet is a site-specific and immersive event. Bring your own beach chairs, picnics, and/or beverages.
Two weekends of performances will take place this summer: Saturday, July 8; Sunday, July 9; Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15. All performances begin at 8:00pm (with pre-scheduled rain dates on Sunday, July 9 and 16 at 8:00pm). Ticket-holders can check in at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Limited free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $25/person or $22/members.