Jersey City’s new theater company, Shakespeare@ is launching their inaugural season with a classic production of Hamlet, set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie St in Jersey City) and aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. These include Jonathan Forbes (Amazon’s Catastrophe, iTV’s Fearless, Dublin Murders), Eden Brolin (Freeform’s Beyond, Lifetime’s Manson’s Lost Girls, Arkansas opposite Vince Vaughn and John Malkovich), Andrew Sellon (Gotham), Aria Shahghasemi (CW’s Legacies), and Mark Torres (NBC’s Manifest). Rounding out the cast are Thia Stephan, Francis Mateo, Fernando Hernández, André Revels, Tenzin Yeshi, Mark J. Quiles, Alice Marks, Wesli Spencer, and Robert Steven Anderson. This exciting production will only run from Thursday, March 28th through Saturday, April 14th so get your tickets now!
Hamlet illuminates the title character’s internal conflict as he navigates life after his father’s murder by his uncle, who has usurped the throne. The production will play a limited engagement from Thursday, March 28th through Saturday, April 14th at the Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie St).
Replete with ill-fated romance, breathtaking soliloquies, and battles, it is no surprise that Hamlet remains at the forefront of the theatrical canon over 400 years after its composition. Consumed by visions of his deceased father, Hamlet is driven to madness in his quest for vengeance in this powerful, frequently interpreted, and oft-quoted drama.
Artistic director and Shakespeare@ founder and artistic director Sean Haggerty applies his masterful knowledge of Shakespeare to this production which he directs. Sydney Steele is the associate producer. Hamlet features original music composed by Joan Melton, lighting design by Sarah Johnston, costumes by Anne-Marie Wright and sound design by Donghyuk Chang. Brad Lemons serves as fight director, with Joan Melton as voice & speech coach and and casting by Robin Carus.
Shakespeare@ plans to mount accessible interpretations of classic works, focusing on diverse dramas with sprawling casts in new intimate locations for future productions.