A promotional shot for Valerie Redd's Short Life of Trouble, which will play at The Access Theater June 5-21.
A promotional shot for Valerie Redd's Short Life of Trouble, which will play at The Access Theater June 5-21.
(© Jeff Sokolowski)

Valerie Redd's The Short Life of Trouble will receive its world premiere at The Access Theater, with a production presented by Wandering Bark Theatre Company, Lunar Energy Productions, and Jack Sharkey. Eric Powell Holm directs the play, which will run June 5-21.

Set in the summer of 1930 in rural Mississippi, Short Life of Trouble is inspired by Hamlet, Southern Gothic literature, and bluegrass music. It blends Shakespeare's original text, William Faulkner quotes, and live music. The story follows Hamlet as he is thrust into a turmoil that puts both his sanity and his soul at stake and forces him to grapple with mortality and what lies beyond.

Short Life of Trouble stars John C. Egan, Gregory Isaac, Sheila Joon, Suzy Kohane, Michael Markham, Joseph Mitchell Parks, Valerie Redd, Brendan Spieth, and Andy Talen.

The production features lighting design by Alana Jacoby, set design by Anastasia Romantsova, costume design by Christina Rene Polhemus, and sound design by Peter Mills Weiss.

For tickets and more information, click here.