Hamlet School Tour  hamlet_school_tour_icon

April 17 – May 5, 2017

“The play is always the thing at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre!” — The Huffington Post

Bring the world’s greatest play and one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies right into your school! Back by popular demand, Hamlet returns this spring as part of our All the World’s A Stage School Tour program. Your students will be captivated by this 90-minute adaptation of the classic play presented by our professional actors and directed by our Artistic/Executive Director, Carmen Khan. The production is followed by a post-performance discussion with the actors, and includes a comprehensive study guide designed by our Artistic Director and Education Director.

Our Hamlet School Tour is designed to be performed in school common spaces like gyms, cafeterias, and auditoriums. Cast and crew need 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after the performance in the space, and a secured room where cast and crew may leave belongings and valuables.

Performances are available in either the morning or afternoon (9:15am or 1:15pm), and must start promptly. The tour runs Monday through Friday, April 17 – May 5, 2017.


1 Tour – $1500
Each Additional Tour – $1200

Audience: 150 max per performance — That’s only $8 – $10 per student for a professional production of Hamlet!

Dates are filling fast! To book your school, click here or contact our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, at 215-496-9722 ext 101 or email at rebekah@phillyshakespeare.org.

web_daniellefoley_headshotDanielle Foley

Gertrude / Ensemble

Favorite Roles include: Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Steel River Playhouse), Ophelia/Nurse in Hamletmachine/Medeaplays (Underground Arts), Rosalind in As You Like It (Lafayette Salon Series/NYC), Honey in 365 Days/Plays (Filament Theatre Co./LA), Juliet in Farewell Juliet (Santa Monica Playhouse/LA), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Haverford School), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Ensemble Theatre Community School), and Mary Warren in The Crucible (Forge Theatre). Internet T.V. Series Credits Include: Jenny in 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails, Miss Dewitt in Prom Queen.


web_joshkachnycz_headshotJosh Kachnycz

Hamlet / Ensemble

Josh is a graduate from Temple University’s BA Theatre program. Not long after graduating he appeared as Berowne in The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost. Since then he has played Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, and Malcom in Macbeth. Most recently Josh appeared in Tribe of Fools’ 2016 FringeArts production of Anti Hero, a superhero stunt spectacular. Josh also plies his trade as a Fight Director collaborating so far with: Act II Playhouse, Mauckingbird Theatre Co., ASAP, and Temple Theatres.


WEB_AaronKirkpatrick_HeadshotAaron Kirkpatrick

Polonius / Ensemble

Aaron is a professional actor and teaching artist based in Philadelphia. Previous appearances with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre include: Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Snout/Wall in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ensemble in Kill Will. Aaron would like to give thanks to Carmen Khan, the production team, and the executive staff for all their dedication, hard work, and passion.


web_jennakuerzi_headshotJenna Kuerzi

Ophelia / Ensemble

Jenna is an actor, director, singer, and teaching artist. She has been seen at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew (Katherina), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Henry V (Nym), Twelfth Night (Maria), and Macbeth (Ensemble). Other selected recent credits include: Birdie’s Pit Stop (Jax) in the Philly FringeArts Festival, Urinetown (Ensemble) with 11th Hour Theatre Company, and ‘Till Birnam Wood (Second Witch/Ross) in the NYC International Fringe Festival.


web_nedpryce_headshotNed Pryce

Horatio / Ensemble

Ned is extremely excited to be making his debut with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre as Horatio. Regional Theatre credits include: Tommy and Me (Theatre Exile); Shakespeare in Song (Delaware Shakespeare Festival); Dracula, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hedgerow); Liberty to go to see (New Freedom Theatre); The Tempest (CCTC); A Great War, Runaway Soldier and a Snowball Fight (Iron Age Theatre Company). Ned is an Artistic Ambassador for New Freedom Theatre and is a member of the Diversity Committee for Theatre Philadelphia.


web_williamledent_headshotWilliam LeDent

Claudius / Ensemble

(SAG-AFTRA) THEATRE: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Macduff in Macbeth, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Curan & Knight in King Lear; Bates & Grey in Henry V; Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing. Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center: Don Giovanni. FILM: King Lear as Duke of Cornwall. STUNT/FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: King Lear film. A Comedy of Errors. TEACHING: Adjunct professor of acting and stage combat at Stevenson University. TRAINING: MFA from George Washington University’s Academy for Classical Acting. BFA from UCLA in Acting.

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