March 9-25

WPH posterWomen Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs

Produced as a joint project with Donna Scott Productions

 Directed By Tonya Bludsworth

Cast: Glynnis O’ Donoghue, Tania Kelly, Andrea King, Sheila Proctor & Vivian T. Howell



Jessica auditions for Ophelia but instead is handed the title role to Hamlet! It’s a challenge for any actor and sends Jessica into an existential tailspin. Everyone has an opinion about her ability (or lack thereof ) to play the role. It doesn’t help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she’s too young, or that she’s somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Not to mention the fact that she’s a woman. How can Jessica figure out “to be or not to be,” when she can’t even figure out herself? Featuring an all-female cast performing multiple roles, Woman Playing Hamlet is rip-roaring fun and asks the question: do we just accept the roles in which life casts us…or do we boldly choose them?

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