Patch Productions Presents: Drag Hamlet!

Patch Productions Presents: Drag Hamlet!

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
A local youth theater troupe based in the Patch neighborhood of Turner's Falls reimagines Hamlet. This immersive storytelling will feature singing, dancing, and lip sync performances. Adapted and Directed by Atticus Belmonte.

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A cast of 8 young people perform an immersive reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragedy set in a drag club. In addition to Shakespeare's text, this play includes a collage of material including Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and the poetry of Sylvia Plath, and is complete with singing, dancing and lip syncing performances of the music of Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor and more. Adapted and directed by Atticus Belmonte.

PLEASE NOTE: Audience will be asked to traverse dimly lit spaces and staircases, though main level seating is possible to experience this retelling of Hamlet

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