Fortinbras

Written by Lee Blessing
Directed by Tyler Hastings

“Ghosts are hellzapoppin” in Lee Blessing’s self-described new “metaphysical farce,” FORTINBRAS, a comic interplay of wry literary criticism and contemporary wit which takes up where William Shakespeare’s Hamlet left off. As inescapably relevant to today’s political scene as the classic from which it is drawn, FORTINBRAS cannot help but raise questions about authority and leadership, … with its mocking (and loving) reverence for Shakespeare’s vision … sexy, inquisitive, and ultimately satisfying to the revisionist theater-lover. – DPS

 
 
  graphic design courtesy of Eric Frost

graphic design courtesy of Eric Frost

Performance Dates:

January 17th thru February 1st, 2014
Performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 pm

Where:

Broccoli Theater
21-12 30th Road
Astoria, NY 11102
Train: (N or Q, 30 Ave. Stop)

Tickets:

General Admission: $18
Sunday Nights: Pay What You Can!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/552145
http://www.opheliatheatre.com

“Ghosts are hellzapoppin” in Lee Blessing’s self-described new “metaphysical farce,” FORTINBRAS, a comic interplay of wry literary criticism and contemporary wit which takes up where William Shakespeare’s Hamlet left off. As inescapably relevant to today’s political scene as the classic from which it is drawn, FORTINBRAS cannot help but raise questions about authority and leadership, … with its mocking (and loving) reverence for Shakespeare’s vision … sexy, inquisitive, and ultimately satisfying to the revisionist theater-lover. – DPS

Join us for the third show in OTG’s anniversary season “Elsinore Revisited.” Live music, flowing refreshments, and a hilarious good time. Email tickets@opheliatheatre.com to redeem IndieGoGo perk tickets.

Media Contact: John Hoffman, hoffman@opheliatheatre.com, (951) 285-6467

 

Production Staff

Directed by Tyler Hastings
Assistant Directed by Christine Henderson
Stage Managed by Sarah Petersen
Technical Director: Tom Digirolomo
Production Stage Manager: Christine Henderson
Fight Director: Chris Payseur
Lighting Designer: Lindsay Bytof
Costume Craftster: Rebecca Wallace
Piano: Sean Andrews
Pit Musician: Joseph Reece

Cast

Fortinbras                  Danny Randerson
Hamlet                       Joshua Triplett
Osric                          Daniel Walter Deutsch
Horatio                       Ian Petersen
Ophelia                      Nicole Orabona
Claudius                    Alex Taylor
Gertrude                    Madeleine Reed
Polonius                    Glenn Stoops
Laertes                      Joseph Reece
Marcellus                   Erica Diedrich
Bernardo                   Taryne Kellogg
Captain                      Patrick Noyes
Polish Maiden            Layla Dean
Polish Maiden            Brittney Moss
*appearing courtesy of AEA