Feb 03, 2022
Feb 06, 2022
William Missouri Downs
WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET
February 3 - 6, 2022
January has always been a great time for comedy and NHTP continues this tradition with Women Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs, directed by Blair Hundertmark. Four women play multiple roles (including Hamlet) in a show that’s been described as “rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike.” As the titular character Jessica faces a personal existential crisis when cast as the Prince of Denmark, she has numerous hilarious encounters with past actors of both genders who have made the role their own. Under all the fun, however, lies the serious question of whether or not true equity is realizable in contemporary theatre.
Women Playing Hamlet stars Amy Desrosiers, Kate KIrkwood, Courtney St. Gelais and Jenn Towle. Stage management by Samantha Smith, assistant stage manager Hannah Hall, set design by Quentin Stockwell, lighting design by Tayva Young, costume design by Jenn Towle, and sound design by CJ Lewis.
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New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 2021-22 MainStage Season focuses on the season theme: Are We There Yet?
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The programming committee chose our theme of "Are we there yet?" for two reasons. First, the obvious post-pandemic issue for any theatre company continues to be "When will we get back to normal? And what is normal, really?" But the theme carries an important message connected to each MainStage production and along with the theme of "Are we there yet?" each production also explores the notion of "What exactly is there?" and "How will we know when we're there?"
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