In what is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tragedies in English literature, the 500-year-old play is full of betrayal, violence, lust and insanity.
From the moment his father dies (and returns from the grave to let his son know who has killed him), Hamlet starts a course of revenge that devastates all who surround him, including his grieving yet remarried mother, his uncle (and now stepfather) and his fragile and traumatized girlfriend, Ophelia.
All of this leads Hamlet to utter the famous line, “To be or not to be”, questioning his sanity, and the significance and sanctity of life.
Although Shakespeare’s complete manuscript runs well over four hours, Murfreesboro Little Theatre (MLT) Director Andy Ford has trimmed the script to bring audiences a captivating and concise production lasting half that time. The production features Connor Hall as Hamlet, with Madison Boan (Ophelia), Angela Gimlin (Queen Gertrude), Christopher Hawkins (servant), Amy McManus (Rosencrantz), Phil Mote (Polonius), Scott Neese (Horatio), Stephanie Newton (player/servant), Luke Patton (Ghost), JT Powers (player/servant), Christopher Wagner (Laertes) and Robert Wilson (King Claudius).
Show dates are October 24-26, October 31, Nov 1-2, and November 7-9.
Friday and Saturday productions start at 7 pm;Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
Tickets prices are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students; and MLT member tickets are $5.
To make a reservation, visit www.mltarts.com or call (615) 893-2242.
Founded in 1962, MLT is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (C) 3, and is Rutherford County’s oldest theatrical arts organization.