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Directing "Hamlet"

The play's the thing...

FOLDING CHAIR CLASSICAL THEATRE presents HAMLET for a limited run April 11 - May 4, 2013.

== Folding Chair Classical Theatre invites you to attend ==

HAMLET by William Shakespeare

Seven actors in an empty space, with no props or sets, use Shakespeare's words, their bodies, and their voices to conjure up this tale of parents, children, kings, queens, princes, ghosts, murder and revenge.

== CAST ==

Ben Williams* ([who gave] one of the most upsetting, honest, jaw-droppingly raw moments of theater I’ve ever seen." -- The Happiest Medium.)

J. Paul Nicholas* ("A searing performance" -- The Philadelphia Weekly.)

Stewart Walker* ("powerful and mesmerizing" -- The Happiest Medium.)

Lisa Blankenship ("[who] rings completely true and her tale towards the end is haunting in every sense." --

Erin Beirnard* ("[who], with her melodious voice, is a standout" --

Justin Gallo ([who] underwent the biggest transformations between characters ... spritely, energetic ..." --

Gowan Campbell ("amazing" -- The Happiest Medium.)

The play is directed by Marcus Geduld ("I love the way he stages, and his whole idea of theatre." -- Austin Pendleton)

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

Folding Chair Classical Theatre brings HAMLET to life with its signature fast-paced, minimalist style that strips the play down to its raw essence. We invite you to join us.

Tickets $18

Available online: Hamlet Tickets or call SmartTix at 212-868-4444.

HAMLET runs April 11 - May 4, 2013, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm.

HAMLET performs at: Access Theatre, 380 Broadway, New York, NY between Walker and White Street.

== Praise for Folding Chair Classical Theatre ==

“Completely delightful … a fast-paced, highly enjoyable little Midsummer. Best $18 I’ve spent on entertainment in ages.” – Shuttleworth on Shakespeare, Lincoln Center’s Shakespeare blog, on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 2011

“A lovely evening in the theater that leaves one with a smile and a longing for a boilermaker or at least a pint of Guinness.” – on “The Weir”, 2010

“Fresh, gutsy, and exciting … another jewel in Folding Chair’s crown.” – New Theater Corps, the blog of PBS’s “Theater Talk”, on “Cymbeline”, 2008

"A thoroughly enjoyable production." – on "Pericles", 2009

"[A] bracing revival...the entire cast delivers with passion and intelligence." – Back Stage on Folding Chair's production of "Our Country’s Good", 2008

"Superbly directed and acted...a cast that will wow you." – New Theater Corps, the blog of PBS’s "Theater Talk", on "Our Country’s Good", 2008

"Tak[es] each moment and allow[s] it to spiral into chaos – and bring[s] the audience with it, thrilled and horrified." – The Happiest on "The Duchess of Malfi", 2009

"Passionately work[s its] way through the many layers of the play. … This is a wonderful production." – on "Benefactors", 2008

More info: Folding Chair Classical Theatre.

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