REV Theatre presents ‘Hamlet’ during Shakespeare at the Estate in Cape May, July 19-23 and July 25-29
PHOTO CAPTION: A skull, a poisoned sword, a villainous uncle/king, a funeral (or a wedding?), a devoted friend, a drowned girl, and – “To be or not to be,” of course. When a ghost appears, our iconic hero Hamlet is faced with a dreadful quandary in Shakespeare’s most famous play of love, loss and revenge. Shakespeare at the Estate returns this summer to the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J., with a REV Theatre Company production of “Hamlet,” presented at the outdoor stage of the Emlen Physick Estate, every evening, Wednesday, July 19-Sunday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 25-Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. This contemporary, opulent production will be “revved up,” emphasizing the fusion of Shakespeare’s language and REV’s dynamic physicality, reflecting the intense emotional life of the play. Another of REV’s trademarks is the active involvement of the audiences in outdoor productions, just as it was in Elizabethan playhouses, as witnesses to and participants in the events, giving the play’s action great immediacy and excitement. Hamlet will have a cast of 10 actors, some playing more than one role in the tradition of touring productions in the Elizabethan age. This version of Hamlet will be two hours in length. Admission is $25 adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students (ages 15 & older) and free for children under 15. Bring a blanket or chair. A REV Theatre Company Production, in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. Tickets may be purchased in advance. For information and to purchase tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.