News: Spokehouse Productions presents Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" at the House of the Redeemer, beginning 11/5

 

The newly-minted Spokehouse Productions has announced announce its premiere production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (co-produced by Marissa Ferrara and Joey Nasta), opening in early November at the Upper East Side’s House of the Redeemer. Hamlet is helmed by director Amanda Whiteley, Spokehouse’s founder and Artistic Director, who marks her return to the House of the Redeemer after staging Romeo and Juliet in its courtyard this past summer.

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.)

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