Full Length Musical
Time Period - Contemporary, 16th Century / Elizabethan, 15th Century
Settings Of Play - The interior of a castle, with scenery as simple or complicated as one would wish. This play is supposed to be purpsoely "bad." Costumes mix periods and genres, scenery falls down.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Mime, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
At the dress rehearsal for Hamlet, young Tom is utterly exhausted from playing the title character. He closes his eyes for just a minute and opens the audiences’ to a version of the Bard’s masterpiece never before imagined. Uncle/Father Claudius can’t seem to remember anyone’s name and Hamlet’s deadbutbiological father exhibits multiple personalities reminiscent of other famous literary phantoms. From the mysterious council of rabbits (or “rabbi”) to Hamlet covering up Polonius’ death with ventriloquism, this comedy is sure to be a hit with the whole family!