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Clown Prince of Denmark

Hamlecchino poster

Clown Prince of Denmark

Text by William Shakespeare
Staging by Faction of Fools

Gallaudet University
Apr 26 – May 19, 2012

The Washington Post calls Hamlecchino,
" 'Hamlet' with a high-concept spin":
"intriguing," "ambitious," "nimble," and "poignant"
Read the full review HERE!

"Dynamite" and "Hilarious" raves DC Theatre Scene!
"I guarantee how you see the Dane will change"

"A truly great Hamlet" says Shakespeareances.com,
"visually powerful" "great theatre"
Read the full review HERE!

DC Metro Theater Arts calls Hamlecchino
a "creative adaptation" "exquisitely portrayed"
"full of slapstick comedy and ultra-physicality"
Read the full review HERE!

Tragedy puts an antic disposition on when the Commedia servant Arlecchino is cast in the lead role of Hamlet. This energetic and tragi-comic interpretation of the Bard's most famous play matches Shakespeare's poignant philosophy with Commedia's surprising physical comedy.

Joining Shakespeare's original language with Faction of Fools' inventive style, Hamlecchino is sure to be a Hamlet like no other and will premiere at Gallaudet in April of 2012.

The play will feature Artistic Director Matthew R. Wilson* in the title role as well as Scenic Design by Gallaudet Theatre Arts Chair Ethan Sinnott.
Apr 26 - May 19, 2012
Thu, Fri, Sat @ 8pm // Sat @ 2pm

Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. LogoElstad Auditorium
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
*** Free Parking *** Metro: Red Line, NY Ave ***
Click here for directions.

Running time: approx. 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus an intermission;
Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
Special Industry Night: Mon, May 14 @ 7pm
All performances ASL interpreted
ASL Interpreted
April 26 @ 8pm * May 3 @ 8pm
May 4 @ 8pm * May 5 @ 2pm
May 10 @ 8pm * May 11@ 8pm * May 12 @ 8pm
Presented by Faction of Fools Theatre Company

Text by William Shakespeare

Directed by Matthew R. Wilson

Created and Performed by
John V. Bellomo*
Marianna Devenow
Billy Finn*
David Gaines*
Amelia Hensley
Emma Crane Jaster^
Toby Mulford^
Justin Purvis
Rachel Spicknall
Eva Wilhelm^
Matthew R. Wilson*

Assistant Directed by Toby Mulford
Scenic Design by Ethan Sinnott
Costume Design by Denise Umland
Lighting Design by Andrew F. Griffin+
Sound Design by Mehdi Raoufi
Props by Sarah Conte
Masks by Aaron Cromie
Music by Jesse Terrill

Stage Managed by Elizabeth Stone
Assistant Stage Managed by Kathryn Dooley