September 28, 2023 – November 18, 2023



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“What a piece of work is a man!”
Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2

A royal family unravels in this thrilling drama. Shattered by his father’s murder and horrified by his mother’s hasty remarriage to his scheming uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet plots revenge, feigning madness that soon consumes him. Plot and counterplot build to a devastating finale as Hamlet’s obsession finally destroys everyone around him.

Cameron Knight (Utah Shakespeare Festival) makes his ASC debut as director of this engrossing production, which features an intriguing casting twist at its heart: ASC veteran actor Meg Rodgers plays Hamlet and Artistic Director Brandon Carter plays Ophelia.

“Thrilling! Meg Rodgers as the melancholy Dane and Brandon Carter as the vulnerable maiden lead the cast of a truly compelling production.” – DC Theater Arts

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Run time: 2 hours 45 minutes which includes one 15-minute intermission 

A note about casting: “The American Shakespeare Center firmly believes that our casting choices should mirror the rich diversity of our community. By approaching classic works with a fresh and diverse perspective, we strive to ensure that Shakespeare’s timeless texts remain vibrant and meaningful for future generations.” – Brandon Carter, Artistic Director

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