For immediate release:
Hamlet extended by popular demand
at Capital Repertory Theatre
Shakespeare rocks theREP!
ALBANY, NY—MAY 4, 2015—By popular demand, Capital Repertory Theatre’s stirring, critically-acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark has been extended through Saturday, May 16 (with a number of school performances also added to the crowd-pleasing run of the show).
Directed by Kevin McGuire, with Downton Abbey elegance meeting the Bard’s brilliant text, Hamlet stars David Kenner as the ill-fated prince—“a superb Hamlet,” Didyouweekend.com’s Steve Coffey says of his portrayal, “moving stealthily between avenged and avenger.”
McGuire, a Broadway star and Capital Repertory Theatre mainstay, calls Hamlet, “The greatest play ever written. With it, Shakespeare invented the human imagination. People didn’t think about the world in the same way before Hamlet.”
The Times Union calls McGuire’s fast-paced show, “Vivid, brisk, emotionally resonant and achingly tragic,” with critic Steve Barnes noting, “This story, about murder, revenge, betrayal and bonds torn asunder, breathes deeply with life.”
The New York Theatre Guide crows, “Hamlet is nothing short of rewarding, and simply needs to be watched at all costs.”
And the Daily Gazette’s Matthew Moross concurs, writing, “No doubt about it, it’s a stunning achievement for theREP—another feather in the cap of a fine season.”
Tickets for Hamlet at Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl Street, Albany—$20-$60—are available exclusively through Tickets By Proctors at (518) 445-SHOW (7469) or by visiting capitalrep.org. The Box Office at theREP opens two hours before showtime.
Regular performance times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday—with matinees 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 10.
Extended dates: 8 p.m. Friday, May 15; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16.
A discussion night for Hamlet, featuring cast members fielding questions from the audience, will take place following the Wednesday evening performance on May 6.
The Sunday, May 10 matinee will be preceded by a Behind-the-Scenes event, which features a complimentary light continental breakfast for ticketholders and discussion led by theREP’s Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. Food service begins at 12:30 p.m., with the presentation following from 1-1:30 p.m.
Hamlet at Capital Repertory Theatre is sub-sponsored by
Keeler Motor Car Company and Omni Development.