The show stars Zach Hendrickson as the prince directed by the ghost of his father to avenge his murder at the hands of his uncle Claudius (Jon Ciccarelli), but at what cost? Who can Hamlet trust and what should do? Can the supernatural vision be trusted in a court where conspiracy and intrigue operate around each corner?
His life-long friend Laertes (Alyssa Gray) now becomes an enemy. A budding romance with Ophelia (Emily Glaser), the daughter of the king's right-hand man Polonius (John C. Short) is upended. A once close relationship with his mother Gertrude (Noelle Fair) now becomes strained as she marries his father's murderer. Shakespeare shapes a classic tale of revenge is shaped into a both a light-hearted and tragically thoughtful meditation on duty to family and duty to yourself.
HSC presents the play with 6 actors playing multiple roles in a briskly paced 1hr, 55min sword and pageantry presentation at the following locations:
* Hamilton Park, 9th street and Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, Tuesday, June 28, @7pm
* Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC), outside amphitheater, 102 State Street, Hackensack, NJ, Wednesday, June 29, @7:30pm. In case of rain the show will be presented in the arts center's indoor theater, 2nd floor.
* Wayne Museum, Van Riper House, 533 Berdan Ave, Wayne, NJ 07470, Thursday, June 30, @7pm. In case of rain the show will show on Friday, July 1, at the same location.
Hudson Shakespeare Company, now celebrating its 30th season tours north Jersey regularly with Shakespeare and modern productions and has been.