July 26, 2016
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Hamlet opens August 12 at Cottage Theatre
Cottage Grove, OR -- Cottage Theatre continues its 2016 season in August with one of William Shakespeare's most famous works. Hamlet, a murderous tale of royal revenge, remains one of the most-produced plays in the English language even 400 years after it was written. Cottage Theatre's production of Hamlet opens August 12 and runs for three weekends through August 28.
Hamlet is a legendary tale of revenge, rich in vivid imagery, complex characters, and powerful language, bolstered by Shakespeare’s unrivaled humor and wit, which allow the audience to connect with the characters and their struggles. Something truly is rotten in the state of Denmark when the ghost of Prince Hamlet’s recently-deceased father appears in the night, claiming he was murdered by his brother Claudius. This spectral visit by the former King sets Prince Hamlet on a path of retribution, intense inner struggle, and ultimately great tragedy for all.
Cottage Theatre's production of Hamlet is directed and designed by Tony Rust, with lighting design by Amanda Ferguson, and costumes by Rhonda Turnquist. This production features Tim McIntosh as Hamlet, Davis N. Smith as Claudius, Tracy Nygard as Gertrude, Patrick Torelle as Polonius, and Martha Benson as Ophelia. Rounding out the cast of this classic drama are Mark Anderson, Nathan Blakely, Dale Flynn, Joel Ibanez, DJ Luna, Lisa Mattiello, Glenn Rust, and Earl Ruttencutter.
Hamlet runs for eleven performances at Cottage Theatre from August 12 - 28. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.
Tickets are available online at www.cottagetheatre.org, by phone at 541-942-8001, or in person at the Cottage Theatre Box Office, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth (age 6 to 18). Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, and one hour before performances.