News: Spokehouse Productions presents Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" at the House of the Redeemer, beginning 11/5
Spokehouse Productions is a new theater company, associated with the House of the Redeemer, that is dedicated to site-specific theatre that reimagines and revitalizes new and classic works. Spokehouse reimagines Hamlet as a two-hour, site-specific piece presented in the library of the House of the Redeemer and featuring a gender-inclusive cast. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, this production's Hamlet grapples with purpose, appearances, and secrecy as he contemplates his duty as a son and heir.
Performances run November 5, 6, 12 and 13, with shows at 7pm each night and 3pm matinees on Sat 11/5 and Sat 11/12. All performances will be held in the library in the House of the Redeemer at 7 E 95th Street. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for entry, and audience members will be asked to remain masked throughout the performance. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. All tickets are $20, and seating is extremely limited.
If you’d like to support Spokehouse’s production of HAMLET, but are unable to attend a performance, donations can be made through Spokehouse’s GoFundMe.
Hamlet features India Beer as Francisco/Player Queen, Hunter Dunn as Ophelia/Fortinbras, Ahkai Franklin as Ghost King/Player King, Henry Gardner as Hamlet, Christina Germaine as Gertrude, Nicky Khor as Guildenstern/Osric/Marcellus, Emma Magnus as Rosencrantz/Bernardo/Gravedigger, Sky Nelson as Laertes, Victoria Pero as Claudius, Joseph Rose* as Polonius, and Kevin Qian as Horatio.
(*Denotes actor appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. This production is an Equity Approved Showcase.)