Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 12-21, Online

Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 12-21, Online

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Erin Nealer

Live Online Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, March 12-21, 2021.
Showtimes are 7 pm on March 12, 13, 19, 20; 2 pm on March 14 & 21

“Hamless” is a Zoom adaptation of Shakespeare’s most famous play that tells the story behind “Hamlet” – focusing on the personal and political drama – without ever introducing the audience to Prince Hamlet himself.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”

Online performance, click here.

Auditions for Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 11 & 12

Auditions for Hamless at Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 11 & 12

Greenbelt Arts Center announces:
Auditions for Hamless

Presented by the Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center

January 11 & 12, 2021

“Hamless”, directed by Erin Nealer, is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” edited to remove the title character entirely. While Hamlet never appears onscreen, his presence is felt in every tense moment as his family and friends struggle to keep the peace within the Danish court, avoid a war with Norway, and quell a rebellion, all while tiptoeing around young Hamlet’s increasingly unstable moods. Removing Hamlet from the script gives King Claudius and Queen Gertrude, the Danish courtiers, and the Norwegian invaders time to speak their minds about the Prince – and each other.

Auditions will be held via Zoom on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 12 from 7-10pm. You will be scheduled for a 5-10 minute slot based on your form. You will be sent sides from which to choose via email when your audition is scheduled. If you have a piece prepared (under 2 minutes), you are also welcome to use that.

For more information click here.

A note on all characters – Every role is available to actors of any gender, race, ability, and age, but the original pronouns of each character are included below for context. The Rude Mechanicals practice identity-conscious casting; the director will work with actors to ensure their identities are respected and incorporated into their character work. Feel free to ask questions about this process during your audition or directly with the directing team via email.

Additionally, as this is a Zoom production, actors will not be required to memorize all their lines word-perfectly – scripts can be used as a cheat sheet during productions. However, please note that more lines equates to more rehearsal time, and actors who are in many scenes will need to anticipate spending more time in rehearsals each week than actors appearing in only one or two scenes. We will do our best to respect your time and accommodate your schedules.

Rehearsals will be held over Zoom on 1-3 weeknights per week, Monday-Thursday, based on cast schedules.

The Rude Mechanicals are a volunteer theater company. All roles are unpaid.

2019 Camp Encore presents Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

2019 Camp Encore presents Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

“…hold, as twere, the mirror up to nature.”
by William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they tackle Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece. Prince Hamlet, spurred on by his father’s vengeful ghost, takes a dark and winding path to discover whether the ghost’s shocking accusation of fratricide and usurpation is true. Hamlet’s stratagems roil the guilty conscience of his murderous uncle, confirming the ghost’s dreadful tale. Yet Hamlet hesitates to exact vengeance, as he grapples with the question of his own mortality and the price of truth. With a kingdom teetering in the balance, Hamlet’s quest overtakes him, ensnaring the innocent along with the guilty and, at the climax, bringing destruction to the royal house. At the end of the camp session, campers will present performances at the Greenbelt Arts Center. The performance schedule includes an evening performance on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00pm.

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 11 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Reserve tickets here.

Hamlet Replayed at Clarice Smith, Feb 22-Mar 2

Hamlet Replayed at Clarice Smith, Feb 22-Mar 2

Hamlet Replayed
Based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Directed by Leslie Felbain

February 22 – March 2, 2019

Fri, Feb 22, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 24, 2019 . 2:00PM
Wed, Feb 27, 2019 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 28, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, Mar 1, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Mar 2, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sat, Mar 2, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre.

Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.

But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders—and a new generation to challenge them and liberate themselves.

Tickets: General admission $25, Students/Youth Free. Click here.

Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 26-Oct 12

Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 26-Oct 12

Hamlet: Believe None of Us
by William Shakespeare
A guest production from Off the Quill
Developed by Patrick Mullen and Michael J. Dombroski

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

September 26-October 12, 2014

OTQ puts their signature spin on Shakespeare’s classic, with movement and surprise elements as they follow Hamlet investigating the death of his father. But what tricks does The Dane have up his sleeve?

September 26 & 27 @ 8:00 pm
October 3th, 4th, @ 8:00 pm
October 10th, 11th, @ 8:00 pm
October 5th & 12th Sunday Matinee: 2:00 pm