In Denmark, a king is dead. His brother, Claudius, has snatched the throne and the widowed queen. Life goes on for everyone it seems but Hamlet. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears and reveals that Claudius killed him by poison. The prince is then fixated on his uncle as the murderer and is charged by his father’s ghost to avenge his death. While attempting to right what was wronged, he struggles under the weight of his task and becomes disconnected from the foul world around him. This is American Globe’s first production of Hamlet in a decade. Come see Shakespeare’s disturbing and psychological masterpiece, which delves into the enigma of a man's mind.
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: John Basil
About the Company: American Globe Theatre
Founded in 1989, American Globe Theatre is the longest running classical theatre in midtown Manhattan. Now, in its' 20th year, American Globe (AGT) is dedicated to staging innovative productions of classical plays and to the development of new audiences through educational outreach. American Globe Theatre is committed to reinvigorating performance in contemporary American Theatre through the use of the First Folio technique, which originated with Shakespeare's own compnay of players and to passing down this legacy to a new generation of artists and students.
-To produce works of theatre that inspire, intrigue, and powerfully impact the heart and mind by revealing universal human truths.
-To cultivate a thriving, self-sufficient community of artists.
-To introduce children to the power and possiblity of the spoken word and the use of creative imagination.
-To offer meaningful, high quality entertainment to "culture vulture" audiences in New York City, at prices they can afford.
Cast: Spencer Bazzano, Sam Finger, Mark Hennesy, A.J. Cote', Liz Keefe, Erica Knight, David McCall, Michael Miller, Kenneth Noel Mitchell, Rainard Rachele, Basil Rodericks, Kevin Shimko, Robert Lee Taylor
Thursday - Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 3pm
Theater: American Globe Theatre
Address: 145 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Cost:$15 children, students; $18 adults, seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Chris Kateff RosencrantzChris is a theater graduate from Hillsdale College, Michigan. Most recently, Chris starred in Migration Can Be Deadly, part of the 2007 Samuel French One-Act Competition. Previously, Chris has acted with Personal Space Theatrics in A Christmas Carol. He has also been seen off-off-(off)-Broadway as Leopold in Largo Desolato and as the Second Lord in All's Well That Ends Well. Chris is also a part-time photographer, musician, and graphic designer. His design work has been featured in several Broadway shows including Ring of Fire and Jersey Boys. www.chriskateff.com
Nate Washburn Laertes
Recent credits: Claudio in Much Ado at the American Globe, Fred / Ebenezer in A Christmas Carol and Phileas Fogg in Around the World, both at the Roxy Regional Theatre. He has appeared in several commercials and will be seen in Wicked Attraction on the Investigation Discovery Channel. A proud graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Brian Morvant Hamlet
Born and raised in New Orleans, Brian Morvant's New York theater credits include Mother Courage (Public Theater), Screen Play and 'Twas the Night Before (Flea Theater / the BATS), Revelation Readings (Red Bull), Somewhere Safer (NYC Fringe), Hamlet, The Tempest (American Globe), King Lear, Midsummer Night's Dream (Amazon Kindle), Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 (Theater Row), Merchant of Venice (York Shakespeare), Whiskey Beer & Apple Pie (Abingdon). Brian has been seen in multiple independent films and on TV in Delocated (Adult Swim), Guiding Light (CBS), and Weekends at Bellevue (FOX),
Also an extremely physical performer, Brian has performed stunts for such film and TV as Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia Pictures), Winter's Tale (Warner Bros.), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), as well as fight choreography for the stage and screen.