All-female Cast Undertakes Iconic Shakespearean Tragedy

Feb 28, 2018

Fort Wayne artist, Nicole Welsh addresses the tragedy's sinister and deadly plot in this classic manner.
Credit Courtesy/First Presbyterian Theater

Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is one of the most frequently read and performed of all dramatic works.

And beginning this weekend, First Presbyterian Theater's new production of it, featuring an all-female cast, gives the bard's iconic revenge tragedy a fresh, new edge and voice. 

Halee Bandt, as Hamlet, addresses Claudius, played by Kate Black.
Credit Courtesy/First Presbyterian Theater

The play's director, Thom Hoffrichter, has chosen a timeless setting and simple wardrobe for the drama, and believes that the most important part is hearing the words spoken in a way that is truthful, conveys the brilliance of the storytelling, and connects with the audience.

For a look behind the scenes, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Halee Bandt and Kate Black, the production's Hamlet and Claudius, into the studio to learn the intricacies involved in utilizing this role reversal within the story's dramatic framework, and the satisfaction it will be delivering to actors, and audience alike.

Event Information:

Shakespeare's Hamlet @ First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne
Thursday-Saturday, March 1st-3rd, 
Fridays & Saturdays, March 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th
7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11th
2:00 p.m.

For ticket information, visit the First Presbyterian Church website.