We are pleased to announce that we are extending our production of Hamlet, helmed by internationally-renowned director Liesl Tommy, for one week. Originally scheduled to close on October 14, Hamlet adds four public performances and one student matinee due to popular demand and now runs through October 21.
The schedule of additional public performances is as follows:
- Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm
- Friday, October 19 at 8pm
- Saturday, October 20 at 8pm
- Sunday, October 21 at 4pm
The additional Student Discovery Matinee will be held Tuesday, October 16.
Widely hailed as one of the greatest plays ever written, Hamlet returns to the Cal Shakes stage for the first time in more than a decade, and enjoys the largest pre-opening advance sales in the company’s history. Director Tommy has reimagined the world of the play as a haunting memory play, one that focuses on a family drama that is by turns poetic, absurd, romantic, violent, and sad. The world of the play becomes its own character; the room and the objects in it hold the secrets and memories of what took place there. In essence the structure has outlived its inhabitants and is now a haunted place.
Single tickets for Hamlet range from $35 to $71, with discounts available for seniors, students, persons age 30 and under, and groups. Prices, dates, and artists are subject to change. For information or to charge tickets by phone with VISA, MasterCard, or American Express, call the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666. Additional information and online ticketing are available at calshakes.org.
California Shakespeare Theater’s 2012 season is supported in part by the generosity of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation and The Shubert Foundation, Inc. California Shakespeare Theater’s production of Hamlet is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Corporate partners supporting this production include BART, City National Bank, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Meyer Sound, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and San Francisco Magazine.