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iHamlet



September 7, 2014 - September 14, 2014

SHOW OVERVIEW

As part of the the Philadelphia Fringe Festival

This Adaptation by Robin Malan, a South African playwright, puts onstage one actor speaking the words of only one character, Hamlet, from Shakespeare’s play.

This is Hamlet crystallized, Hamlet himself, by himself, being himself, speaking himself, revealing himself through the medium of one actor.

The laser focus on what Hamlet is saying and thinking, focuses the audience on the imbalance within Hamlet, between what Shakespeare in the play calls “blood and judgment”. By the end of the play Hamlet seems to have achieved this equilibrium and acknowledges, “the readiness is all”.

Hailed as "unquestionably the city's leading Shakespeare ingénue" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Melissa Dunphy is delighted to be returning to the stage for the first time since taking a four-year break to concentrate on her Ph.D. in Music Composition at Penn. Previous roles for The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre include Juliet, Lady Macbeth, and Marina, and she has also performed with the Lantern Theater (Ophelia), Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival (Ariel, Ophelia, Hotspur, Lear's Fool), Theater of the Seventh Sister (Juliet, Perdita), Plays and Players, and PlayPenn. As a composer, Melissa is best known for her 2009 Fringe show the Gonzales Cantata, which received national media exposure, including a feature on The Rachel Maddow Show, and enjoyed a sold-out run at American Opera Theater in Baltimore. She also wrote the multiple-award-winning song cycle Tesla's Pigeon, and the choral work What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? which has been performed around the country by choirs such as the St. Louis Chamber Chorus and GRAMMY Award-winning Chanticleer. She has written incidental music for The Philadelphia Shakespeare theatre, Gas and Electric Arts, Plays and Players, the Dramateurs, iNtuitons Experimental Theatre, Gamut Theater, and various Fringe shows. Melissa is currently working on her doctoral dissertation, a full-length opera about the sex life of Ayn Rand, which she hopes to complete just as soon as she learns to overcome the craven scruple of thinking too precisely on the event. Visit www.melissadunphy.com for more information.

SEASON PERFORMANCES FROM SEPTEMBER 7 - SEPTEMBER 14

Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
Ticket Price: $20-$25. Click here to purchase tickets.
When: September 7th - September 14th, 2014; Tuesday-Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm
Preview Saturday, September 6 at 7:00pm
Web-Site: www.phillyshakespeare.org
Daytime Box Office: 215-496-9722
Evening Box Office: 215-571-4413

TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE

Tickets are available here through Eventbrite.com for the Preview of iHamlet.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EVENTBRITE

Click on the link for Eventbrite
Select your quantity of tickets and Hit "Register"

REASONS TO REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME

  1. By registering through Eventbrite your name will be on the list for the evening performance you registered for.
  2. However Registering Does Not Guarantee A Seat. If you come 15 minutes before curtain to claim your seat, you will be guaranteed seating.
  3. After this time, your seat will be released for general admission.
  4. If you are running late, call the Box Office at 215-571-4413. your tickets will be secured.

WHY WE HAVE THE 15 MINUTE RULE

Because this is a FREE event (4-ticket limit) we want to make sure as many patrons get to see the performance as possible. Unfortunately a number of people who register through Eventbrite do not show up for the performance. We then release those tickets beginning 15 minutes before the performance. You can call the Box Office if you are running late and we will secure your tickets.

LATE SEATING

There is a "no late seating" policy. If you are late for the performance you will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.