Method & Madness: Hamlet 2013
Based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Adapted by Laurie Rae Dietrich
Directed by Diane Malone & S.T. Shimi

June 14-16, 21-23 2013
Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

$20 general admission, $15 students & seniors
Pay-What-You-Can on June 21st**

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”

The play’s the thing as two resident companies with two very different aesthetics take on one quintessential Shakespearean standard this summer. Jump-Start Performance Co., known for its experimental and original works, and Classic Theatre of San Antonio, known for their professional productions of popular classics, collaborate on this exciting show…one of the last things that both companies will be presenting in the Sterling Houston Theater in the Blue Star Arts Complex before the lease is up mid-January.

Method & Madness: Hamlet 2013 is a fast-paced, edited (with a run-time of 90 minutes) and visceral interpretation of the well-known tale of the indecisive Dane that focuses on the twisted family dynamics in a minimalist style with steam-punk detailing. From co-direction (Diane Malone & S.T. Shimi) to design (including a lighting co-design by Rick Malone & Billy Muñoz) to a talented ensemble comprising members of Jump-Start & Classic (including Billy Muñoz & Linda Ford playing the split personalities of Hamlet), this production showcases the best aspects of both companies including physical theater, movement work, creative design and compelling performances.

Directed by Diane Malone & S.T. Shimi
Dramaturgy & Adaptation by Laurie Rae Dietrich
Lighting Design by Rick Malone & Billy Muñoz
Sound Design by Rick Malone
Costume Design by Kitty Williams
Performed by Christie Beckham, Erik Bosse, Laurie Dietrich, Linda Ford, Dino Foxx, Pamela Dean Kenny, Billy Muñoz, Robert Rehm, Joseph Urick and Kitty Williams.

Music in this short promotional teaser by Pablo Perez ("Vigenere Cipher Part 1"), via opsound.org.

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