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The Theater at Woodshill Presents "Hamlet"

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Theater at Woodshill

9755 Sessions Road

Sauquoit, NY 13456

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The Theater at Woodshill proudly presents an unparalleled masterpiece of Western tragedy, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Kelly Galvin.

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" -- following the untimely death of Denmark's warrior-King Hamlet, Prince Hamlet, his son, returns from abroad to find his mother, Queen Gertrude, married with his uncle, Claudius, who is now King. The royal court has sunk into drunkenness and depravity, and matters of international, domestic, and indeed, familial import are glossed over as Claudius revels in his newly-won power. As the ghost of the slain King visits his son, and alludes to the murderous plot which ended his life, Prince Hamlet becomes bent on avenging his father's murder. His existential ambivalence over murdering Claudius outright creates an intoxicating world of philosophical insight, spiritual torment, and soaring lyrical testimony. Using the art of the theater as his divining-rod, Hamlet slowly turns the royal court on its head. Loving relationships are torn asunder, friends become foes and meet violent ends, and finally there is a breathtaking clearing of the decks in which one family's personal tragedy stands in for that of an entire country and era.


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  • For matinees, doors open at 1:30pm, performance begins at 2:00pm.
  • For evenings, doors open at 7:00pm, performance begins at 7:30pm.
  • Closing night (8/25) doors open at 6:30pm, performance begins at 7:00pm.


NOTE: This is a private event, so please reserve seats in order to secure entrance.


This wouldn't be possible without your generous support -- donate $25 today and help build a permanent home for the works of William Shakespeare in CNY!

DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/theater-at-woodshill-presents-hamlet/


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This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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Sauquoit, NY 13456

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