July 19th – August 5th, 2012
Priest Point Park
In Denmark, a king is dead. His brother, Claudius, has snatched the throne and the widowed queen. Life goes on—for everyone but Hamlet. The prince, fixated on his uncle as the murderer, is charged by his father’s ghost to avenge the wrong. Disconnected from the foul world around him, Hamlet strains under the weight of his task. Animal Fire’s first production of Shakespeare’s disturbing and psychologically rich masterpiece digs into the enigma of a man’s mind.
During Hamlet’s rehearsal process, we also produced an almost-weekly podcast. Check it out here!
Olympia’s Animal Fire Theatre and Hamlet: Becoming Animal Fire: The beauty of the beast by Christian Carvajal
Review by Alec Clayton