William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Oct 13 – Nov 11, 2017

Adapted and Directed by Joel Sass
World Premiere Adaptation
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This show’s run has concluded.

Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him – driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Explore Shakespeare’s definitive psychological murder mystery through a new lens. Within a stark contemporary setting and an atmosphere filled with modernist music, director Joel Sass takes us on a journey into the mind of Hamlet. A diverse cast, with women playing some traditionally male roles, adds a new dimension to characters you may think you know–but will see in a new way.


“This very old story still has so much penetrating insight into the hopes and fears of the human heart and the forces that drive us: love, thirst for power and revenge.”
– Joel Sass



Director and Scenic Designer – Joel Sass
Costume Designer – Alice Fredrickson
Lighting Designer – Michael P. Kittel
Sound Designer – C Andrew Mayer
Properties Designer – Connor McEvoy
Video Designer – Kathy Maxwell
Fight Choreographer – Aaron Preusse
Dramaturg – Kit Gordon
Assistant Director – J.P. McLaurin
Stage Manager – Laura Topham*
Assistant Stage Manager – Samantha Diekman

*member, actors’ equity association

P – Preview
B – 99¢ Bargain Preview
D – Post-show Discussion
O – Opening Night
ASL – American Sign Language
AD – Audio Description
C – Open Captioning

Pricing (Value / Standard / Premium Seating):
Previews $20 / $27 / $37; Regular Run $25 / $40 / $60.
Extra discounts not available for value seating.


• Bargain Preview Night, Oct 17! 99¢ tickets! First come, first-served. Ticket office opens at 6:30pm.

• Talkbacks, Oct 18, 29 – Explore the eternal themes of betrayal and suspicion in this inventive reimagining of Shakespeare’s masterpiece with the actors and directors after the show.

• Opening Night, Oct 20 – Toast the actors and production team with champagne after the show. Free with the price of your ticket!

• Age 30 or under $21 (standard seating, use code 30U)

Discounts available for seniors, those under 30, and groups. Programs, dates and artists subject to change. Pricing offers not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts.

This show’s run has concluded.

The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. Park Square Theatre is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States.

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The box office is currently closed. Please email tickets@parksquaretheatre.org with any questions.

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