Shakespeare is rarely performed in community theatres, at least not in original form. Here is a rare opportunity to see Hamlet in its original old English Shakespearean glory at Bellevue Society for the Arts.
Want to go?
WHEN: 7 p.m., December 6, 7, 13 and 14
WHERE: Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple Street, Bellevue
COST: $12.00 adults, $8.00 seniors
“[Director] David Ailing has studied Shakespeare thoroughly and knows the stories inside and out,” says his Assistant Director Jennifer Gilbert. Despite being a Shakespeare scholar, of sorts,
Ailing decided to go steampunk with the costumes and feel. For those not familiar Gilbert described steampunk as “Sci fi meets the wild, wild west or Victorian garb with a wild west feel.”
However, even though Hamlet will be a little tweaked and shortened audiences will see the famous Hamlet they are expecting.
It will be a different take on Shakespeare but not changing the ‘Shakespeare’ of it all by utilizing the steampunk feel and costumes.
“New age that incorporates old Elizabethan and original Shakespearean acting but put in a way a modern audience will appreciate,” said Gilbert.
All in all, this will be a show that you don’t want to miss.