Hamlet, Starring Oscar Isaac, Cancels Saturday Matinees
The sold-out Public Theater production has eliminated two-show days from the remainder of its run.
According to reports by The New York Times, the Public Theater announced that it will be canceling the remaining four Saturday matinee performances of Hamlet, eliminating two-show days for the cast led by Oscar Isaac.
A Public Theater spokeswoman is quoted as saying, "As an artist-driven organization, the welfare of our actors is always a top priority. Over the last few weeks the intensity that Hamlet requires of our actors over the four-hour show is starting to take a toll."
Public Theater members and partners will be offered exchanges for future performances, while single title buyers will be offered full refunds due to the sold-out run ending September 3.
In addition to Isaac, who stars in the title role, the cast features Roberta Colindrez (Rosencrantz), Ritchie Coster (Claudius), Peter Friedman (Polonius), Keegan-Michael Key (Horatio), Gayle Rankin (Ophelia, Second Gravedigger), Matthew Saldívar (Guildenstern), Charlayne Woodard (Gertrude), and Anatol Yusef (Laertes).