WHEN: January 13 – February 12, 2017
WHERE: McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton
TICKETS: click here to purchase tickets
He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father’s death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics—Hamlet and Saint Joan—are brought vividly to life in a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam, directed by Eric Tucker.
Bedlam’s kinetic performances will bring these classics to life in the Berlind Theatre where stage and audience will shift from show to show and from act to act. In addition to traditional house seating, patrons have the opportunity to purchase “onstage seating” for a closer, more intimate relationship to the action.
Each play offers patrons a choice of fixed seating OR onstage seating. Patrons have the choice to purchase tickets and watch either or both shows in one of two ways: 1) sitting in the house in a fixed location or 2) sitting onstage for a more interactive, up-close-and-personal relationship to the action.
ONSTAGE SEATING option: Each onstage ticket holder has the opportunity to see the play—while sitting onstage—from multiple perspectives within any one performance. The seating configuration and audience point-of-view will shift for each act of the play (in both Hamlet and Saint Joan). Ticket holders will be asked to gather in the lobby during both intermissions as the onstage seating is reconfigured for the next act. NOTE: there are a limited number of onstage seats available for each play; onstage seating is general admission.
FIXED SEATING option: Patrons are assigned to a fixed seat inside the theater in the traditional seating format. Patrons will stay in the same assigned seat throughout the duration of the play. NOTE: a select number of fixed seat ticket holders may be invited to sit on stage for one act at each performance (subject to availability).