Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Mount Fall Production of Hamlet
The free tour will be followed by a sitdown production at the Public Theater.
Now in its seventh year, the Mobile Unit's free fall tour (August 26-September 17) will bring Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues.
Following the free tour, McGregor's production of Hamlet will have a sitdown run at the Public Theater from September 19-October 9 with an official press opening on September 22.
The cast will feature Chukwudi Iwuji in the title role, as well as Orlagh Cassidy (Gertrude), Christian DeMarais (Laertes), Christopher Ryan Grant (Player King/Musician), Kristolyn Lloyd (Ophelia), Jeffrey Omura (Horatio), Daniel Pearce (Polonius/Gravedigger), Timothy Stickney (Claudius/Ghost), and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Rosencrantz).
"This is a perfect team to bring Hamlet to the people of New York, in every borough and from every walk of life," said artistic director Oskar Eustis. "Patricia McGregor is one of our most thrilling young directors, and Chukwudi Iwuji, after brilliant turns at the Public as Edgar in King Lear and Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra, is ready to tackle the greatest of Shakespeare's roles. How lucky we are to be alive right now!"
The Public will announce a spring tour later this season.