SITS - Her Hamlet

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Written by:

Lisa Jackson-Schebetta
Theo Allyn

Directed by:

Lisa Jackson-Schebetta

Music and Lyrics by:

Robert Frankenberry


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 to Saturday, October 13, 2012

Show Times:

Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM


Henry Heymann Theatre

Her Hamlet is a vivid intrepretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and retells the story through the eyes of the women in the Prince’s life. Judith, Shakespeare's youngest daughter, is haunted by the ghosts of her father's characters. Accompanied by her faithful sidekick, Yorick, Jude seeks to uncover the hidden threads connecting her to the women of her father's work. On the way, she discovers lovers, warriors, dreamers, and artists, and perhaps a startling truth about herself.

HER HAMLET Teaching Guide

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Meanwhile, the performance showcases the limitless talents of Allyn and Frankenberry. Allyn is a well-known dramatic actress, and she alternates between classical monologue and childlike rambling at the drop of a skull. Frankenberry sings beautifully, plays the autoharp and speaks in several voices. They share the stage with energy and aplomb...
This one-act play is billed as “Her Hamlet: based on Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare,” which is both true and completely beside the point. The truth: yes, so much rests upon the characters of Hamlet and Ophelia whom many of us have encountered in our high-school or college English classes. The deviation from the truth: well, that’s the interesting part.