Hamlet (2005)

Velvet Willies Hamlet 3-100by William Shakespeare
The Velvet Willies
2005
C.P. as Hamlet

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Ran in rotating repertory with All’s Well That Ends Well

Christopher Prentice, in the title role, has a face and a deft command of classical rhetoric destined for recognition beyond the storefront circuit. Why not see him now instead?

Windy City Times

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An incisive portrait of a thinking man forced to act under chilling circurmstances.

Following the death of his father, Hamlet, prince of Denmark, returns home to find his uncle now occupies the throne and the queen’s bed. Spurred by the ghost of his father and surrounded by spies, Hamlet must avenge his father’s murder.

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Cast

Christopher Prentice
Hamlet
Elizabeth Bagby
Gertrude
Christopher Rex Jacobs
Claudius/Ghost
Joseph Stearns
Horatio
Joseph Patrick Bogs
Laertes/First Player
Jessie Anne Fisher
Ophelia/Second Gravedigger
Jeff Allen
Polonius/First Gravedigger
Roseanne Clark
Player Queen/Voltemand/Fortinbras
Brian Kash
Barnardo/Player/Priest
Charles Schoenherr
Rosencrantz
Andy Todaro
Marcellus/Reynaldo/Osric
Charissa Wheeler
Guildenstern/English Ambassador

Creative

Jeff Harnish
Director
Jennifer D. Edwards
Costumes
Raymond Kurut
Fight Director

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“Prentice makes a sturdy titular prince” — Christopher Piatt, Time Out Chicago

“[Prentice’s] command of the text makes for a thoroughly convincing performance in a difficult role.” — Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader

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