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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE presents
an FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Production 

 

The Tragedy of Hamlet 
By William Shakespeare 
Adapted and Directed by Justin Lucero

Confusion. Consequences. Responsibility. Revenge. An all-new adaptation aims to haunt your heart.

In this year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, a freshly re-imagined look at his towering masterpiece invites the next generation to wrestle with timeless questions. Presented by Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, our annual tour brings exciting 45-minute adaptations of classic literature to schools and community venues throughout the state of Florida. 

Download The Tragedy of Hamlet Production Guide

ARE ANY PERFORMANCES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?

In addition to dozens of school visits, the 2016 tour will include several community performances which are open to the public.

Please contact each individual venue for ticket information.

September 30 at 6pm
Cook Theatre, FSU Center for Performing Arts

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
941.351.800 or toll free 1.800.361.8388; asolorep.org

October 23 at 2pm
Glenridge Performing Arts Center 

7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota 
941.552.5325 or toll free 1.888.999 GLEN (4536); www.gpactix.com

November 2 at 8pm
Florida Theatre Conference at Santa Fe College 

3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville 
727.544.8915; www.flatheatre.org 

November 13 at 7pm
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 

525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota 
www.wslr.org/station-events 

November 20
3pm entry, 3:30pm performance 
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast 

400 Palmetto Ave, Osprey 
Reservations required: 941.918.2100; www.conservationfoundation.com

Current as of 8/25/16

For more information contact Education@asolo.org or 941.351.9010 ext. 3307

 

 

IS THIS THE SAME VERSION OF HAMLET THAT TRAVELED TO SCHOOLS IN 2011?

  • No: a new director, design concept, and cast are crafting a fresh take on this story. Just as we have offered for each of the last five years, Florida students will be the first to witness a world-premiere adaptation created specifically by and for Asolo Rep. Educators resources will give you the opportunity to address the interpretive choices made by this year’s creative team, and to compare and contrast other interpretations of this classic work.

WHAT IS A TOUR PERFORMANCE LIKE?

  • The production is professionally staged with a cast of eleven, but designed with minimal technical requirements so it can perform in a variety of venues. In 60 minutes our artists present a fast-paced performance, immediately followed by a post-show discussion with the cast. Educational resources, including a production guide and video resources for classrooms, address Florida and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

             

Mark Comer, Joe Knispel, Ally Farzetta, and Josh James in Asolo Rep's presentation of its 2015 New Stages Tour, 
an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training production of "Twelfth Night." Photo by Cliff Roles.

WHO SHOULD SEE THIS PRODUCTION?

  • This production is conceived to reach school, college, and community groups, and is recommended for grades 6 and up. This adaptation will provide an accessible introduction to live Shakespeare performance for first-time audiences, but the imaginative and theatrical staging will also delight and enrich students who have already studied Shakespeare's work. Our touring productions hope to welcome and inspire audiences at every level of experience to the wonderful possibilities contained within classic plays.