Genre: Classical
Written by William Shakespeare | Directed by Taibi Magar

Continuing a Summer Shakespeare series that began with last season's production of King Lear, called "insanely good" by The Brooklyn Paper, The Gallery Players proudly announces casting and creative team for Shakespeare’s seminal work, Hamlet. Directed by Taibi Magar and starring Broadway’s Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?; Translations) as Hamlet, The Gallery Players’ production of Hamlet gets a limited, twelve performance engagement Thursday, July 22 - Sunday, August 1, 2010.

A ghost story; a tale of fratricide; a saga of moral, political and sexual corruption. Hamlet is an epic tale about a man catapulted into revenging his father’s murder. But Hamlet’s journey is complicated by his doubts concerning the afterlife; “the undiscovered country.” An eternity is at stake!

The cast of Hamlet is led by Jeremy Bobb in the title role (Broadway: Is He Dead?; Translations) and Brendan Averett as Claudius (Sarah Ruhl’s The Passion Play, Yale Rep and Brooklyn's Irondale Center). The cast is rounded out by a cast of veteran classical actors: Oliver Conant* (Off-Broadway: Elizabeth Rex, Nicu's Spoon; Queens Shakespeare Co.), Tim Eliot (Hudson Shakespeare), Sidney Fortner*, Nedra Gallegos*, Justin Gillman (Twelfth Night, Classic Stage Company), Andy Hassell, Vin Kridakorn (Taming of the Shrew, Queen's Players), E.C. Kelly* (As You Like It, The Gallery Players), Aryeh Lappin (Charles Mee's Coney Island Avenue), Dan Lawrence and Stephen Pilkington* (Pinter's Mirror, Shakespeare & Company).

*Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association.

For more information, visit www.galleryplayers.com.

About the Company: The Gallery Players

A New York institution since 1967, The Gallery Players has served actors and audiences alike for more than 4 decades by showcasing burgeoning new talent and offering a home base for theater professionals. Its eclectic programming of intimate revivals and ambitious new work in inventive productions has earned it the reputation of "New York's Best Kept Secret." The Gallery Players is the recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement and was the recipient of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical in both 2007 & 2008 for their productions of Urinetown! The musical and Yank! A New Musical (now slated for a Broadway run) and Like You Like It. Among its famous alumni are founding member Harvey Fierstein; Broadway regulars Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman and Diedre Goodwin; New York theater personality Seth Rudetsky and many others.

Open:   07/22/10
Close:   08/01/10

Thursdays, Fridays at 7:30PM
Saturdays at 2PM & 7:30PM
Sundays at 3PM

2 special weekday performances:
7/26 at 7:30PM (pay what you can)
7/28 at 7:30PM

Theater:   Gallery Players
Address:   199 14th St. (bt 4th and 5th Aves.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
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Take the F train to 4th Ave or the R train to 9th street. By car: BQE to Hamilton Avenue to 14th Street.

Cost:$18 for adults
$14 for seniors/children under 12
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at (212) 352-3101
Company: The Gallery Players         Official Web Site: www.galleryplayers.com