Monday, January 24, 2011
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“HAMLET isn't a mountain—you don't climb it just because it's there,” stated Scott McKinsey, Artistic Director of DreamLogic Theatreworks, “and it can't be a classic just because everyone says it is. This great work endures because it touches what is universal in our lives. It should be able to play in any place, any time, and any context and still resonate. The strength of this piece isn't in the petty squabbling of Danish royals, the strength lives in the place where you can see something of yourself in a character written more than 400 years ago: Then you have something worth talking about.”
“This is our Chicago HAMLET,” continues McKinsey. “It is set in a mansion designed by Myron H. Church, a celebrated architect closely connected with The Chicago World's Fair and Daniel Burnham, the father of modern
HAMLET will continue DreamLogic's exploration of the promenade style of theatrical staging which allows for a full integration of the audience into the performance space. In a recent review, K. D. Hopkins of Chicagotheatreblog.com described Dreamlogic's use of promenade staging as “a wise choice that gives an almost enchanted value to the drama.” Hopkins went on to say that “The audience is more witness than mere voyeur being entertained for a few hours.”
HAMLET features Paul Chakrin, Meg Elliott, Rob Glidden, Nick Goodman, Sara Katherine Hammond, Brady Greer Huffman,
For ticketing and additional information, visit dreamlogictheatreworks.