( 11/09/2012 - 12/15/2012 )
Running Time: 120 minutes
Full of contemporary wit and language, Fortinbras takes up where William Shakespeare’s Hamlet left off. When the lights go up, Hamlet dies and Fortinbras rushes in where flights of angels fear to tread. “What’s all this?” is his official reaction to the bodies. And no one is more tickled than he by news of the royal succession. “How many people walk in the door,” says he, “and — boom, they’re king?” He devises the best possible media blitz to legitimize his ascension to the throne of Denmark, but in this political farce, Kingship is just not all it’s cracked up to be! Chosen by Time magazine as one of the year’s ten best plays for 1991 and inescapably relevant to today’s political scene during this election year, Fortinbras cannot help but raise questions about authority and leadership, with mocking (and loving) reverence for Shakespeare’s vision and characters.
This production closed on 12/15/2012
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