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Hamlet at Mark Taper Forum

Hamlet

May 28, 2025 - Jul 6, 2025

Mark Taper Forum

A Hitchcock-esque reinterpretation of Hamlet

Hamlet

May 28, 2025 - Jul 6, 2025

Mark Taper Forum

A Hitchcock-esque reinterpretation of Hamlet

Why see Hamlet?

Film noir-inspired interpretation

Taking inspiration from the cinematic auteurs David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, Tony-nominated director Robert O'Hara brings a thrilling new adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet to the stage in Los Angeles! The innovative director brings a film-noir inspired spin to the classic play, promising fresh perspectives on the depth of Shakespeare's characters.

What is the story?

In the tale we all know, after learning of his father's death Prince Hamlet is disgusted to discover his uncle has married his mother and installed himself on the Danish throne. After being visited by the ghost of the old king, Hamlet sets out to regain his rightful place and avenge his father's murder.

Packed full of political intrigue, violence, philosophy, and self-discovery Hamlet is the king of the English language and literary canon as well as showing the full breadth and depth of Shakespeare's genius.

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Dates

May 28, 2025 - Jul 6, 2025

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