Clever Enough proudly announces their second show: Hamlet by William Shakespeare. This production will, among other things, challenge the viewers into seeing the often overlooked aspects of this masterfully written play. A lot of attention is being placed on Fortinbras since he is so often cut out of productions and films altogether. This production is making a point to demonstrate how politics and deeply rooted family violence and betrayal are intertwined–the personal is political. Hamlet is a character with the sins of the father on him, but he’s got other things on his plate. Besides, Norway and the imperialism done in the past is old news and nothing to worry about.
…Or is it?
Meanwhile this production will not be shy about inspiring much deserved sympathy and admiration for Ophelia, Laertes and Gertrude by embracing their depth and heart. Furthermore, Clever Enough aims to remind the audience that while Hamlet is the hero of the play… he’s still human. And human beings can be cold sometimes. What’s more interesting: portraying this story as cut and dry, or delving into the grey areas of it with the intention of inspiring critical thinking? We think it’s the latter.
Hamlet will play on the following dates and times:
- August 29th and 30th, 7:30pm
- August 31st, 1:30pm and 7:30pm
- September 1st, 1:30pm
- September 5th, 6th 7:30pm
- August 7th, 1:30pm and 7:30pm
- September 8th, 1:30pm