BOTTOM LINE: The rumors are true. Hamlet is getting a nude, all-male production. Theasy was happy to be there to report back.
...What smells of marketing gimmick is, I’m happy to report, much more smartly conceived. For starters, it’s not quite the “all-nude, all-male” Hamlet of your reductionist fantasies. All-male is correct. All-nude is a misnomer. “You shall know I am set naked on your kingdom,” declares Hamlet in an all-too relevant line that is perhaps a bit on the nose here. As Hamlet gets crazier, the clothes come off...
The Festival runs February 13 - March 5.
2 Theaters, 3 Weeks, 12 Days, 30 independent theater companies, and over 150 performances.
We will be reviewing each and every of the 30 shows in the festival.