News: "Hamlet: La Telenovela" Extends Performances at The Kraine Theater, 9/16-12/15

L to R: Old Hamlet's Ghost (Pelayo Álvarez), Gertrudis (Silvana Gonzalez), Hamlet (Federico Mallett), and Apolonia (Cástor G. Sánchez-Pepper). Photo by Miguel Garzon Martinez
Hamlet couldn't possibly get more dramatic… or could it? Hamlet couldn't possibly be funny...or could it? Are Shakespeare and Telenovelas a match made in heaven? For those who want to see a different side of Shakespeare's gloomy Danish prince, FRIGID New York in collaboration with Something from Abroad and Quemoción will present extended performances of Hamlet: La Telenovela, a parody in Spanish (with English subtitles) of the critically acclaimed Shakespeare masterpiece.

With Hamlet: La Telenovela audiences experience Hamlet like never before, with an adaptation that heightens the melodrama innate in the story and explores it under a farcical and comedic lens, embracing the extremely cathartic guilty pleasure that only telenovelas (soap operas) can give. (You can read our review of Hamlet: La Telenovela here). The production, directed by Federico Mallet, will receive additional performances at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) on Saturday, September 16 at 7pm, Friday, October 6 at 7pm, and Friday, December 15 at 7pm. Performances will also be available to livestream from home.

Tickets ($35) are available for advance purchase at www.frigid.nyc. The cast features Pelayo Álvarez, Andres Gallardo, Silvana González, Fernanda Hidalgo, Federico Mallet, Shlomit Oren, Castor Pepper, Martha Preve, and Gabriel Rosario, and the performance will run approximately 100 minutes, with a 10-minute intermission. 

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