CANCELLED Dream of Hamlet by Karagoz Theatre Company 6-7 PM, Martha Hamblin Hall. For all ages. $15 adults, $10 kids, age 2 and under free. Dream of Hamlet is a modern interpretation of
Dream of Hamlet by Karagoz Theatre Company
6-7 PM, Martha Hamblin Hall. For all ages. $15 adults, $10 kids, age 2 and under free.
Dream of Hamlet is a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in shadow theatre. There will be a workshop after the show!
After moving to America and settling down, Karagoz sets up a theatre with a close friend and decides to stage Shakespeare’s immortal piece of work. When the characters of Hamlet are reincarnated in different costumes and shapes in a Karagoz performance, what appears is a colorful and robust experimental theatre full of laughter, quick-witted humor and irony. In this lively show, the Anatolian puppet theatre Karagoz, a living tradition with 700 years of history, brings a modernist approach to the British playwright Shakespeare’s signature play by reconstructing its characters and theme in an entirely different context.
Karagoz and Hamlet, the defining cultural hallmarks of two diametrically opposite traditions, come together on the same stage in this new experimental play. This becomes possible thanks to the creative storytelling and boundless imagination of Ayhan Hulagu, a promising young artist living in the U.S.
The play is directed and performed by Ayhan Hulagu.
For tickets and more information, visit https://www.lilypadpuppettheatre.org/.
April 8 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - May 8 (Friday) 7:00 pm
Martha Hamblin Hall, Community School of Music and Arts
330 East State Street