Shakespeare's tragic heroine roars into her own in Sergei Dreznin's gutsy reinvention of Hamlet. More than just a daughter, a sister, or a lover, Ophelia refuses to be bound by her place in the lives of men. Fusing grotesque absurdism, humor, and sweeping, virtuosic music - inspired by Kurt Weill - Ophelia explores the famous tale of Denmark's prince from a troubling new perspective. Amidst a looming bathtub and 5-piece jazz ensemble, this 40-minute musical epic works to unlock the mystery of Ophelia's madness. May Adrales directs, with musical direction by Mike Pettry.
Ophelia features an ensemble of four, including David Matranga (AEA), Ben Beckley, Lucas Howland (AEA), and Marisa Michelson in the title role.
Presented as part of Prospect Theater Company's Dark Night Series.