The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, D.C. is currently presenting a new staging of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet, directed by Michael Kahn. The production, starring Broadway veterans Jeffrey Carlson (Taboo, Tartuffe, "All My Children") as Hamlet and Robert Cuccioli (Jacques Brel, Jekyll & Hyde) as Claudius, runs June 5th through July 29th.
"One of the greatest plays ever written, Hamlet has captivated audiences for 400 years with its explorations of life, love, duty and vengeance. Commanded by his murdered father's ghost to seek revenge, Hamlet struggles with the human and spiritual costs of pursuing justice. Featuring some of the most beautiful language ever written, Hamlet marks a turning point in Shakespeare's career toward more complex depictions of good and evil, of heroes and villains. Director Michael Kahn reunites with actor Jeffrey Carlson for the first time since Lorenzaccio," state press notes. The production is part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival.
Visit www.shakespearetheatre.org for tickets and more information.
Photos by Carol Rosegg
Michelle Beck as Ophelia and Jeffrey Carlson as Hamlet
Craig Wallace as Marcellus, Jeffrey Carlson and Pedro Pascal as Horatio
Jeffrey Carlson and Robert Cuccioli as Claudius
Janet Zarish as Gertrude and Jeffrey Carlson
Kenajuan Bentley as Laertes and Michelle Beck as Ophelia
Michelle Beck, Kenajuan Bentley and Robert Jason Jackson as Polonius