PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) presents a new staging of these two early works from Tom Stoppard. More…
From the show:
Three schoolboys who speak only Dogg confuse a lorry driver who speaks only English. The play’s goofy linguistic mismatches tumble into a performance of the 15-minute Hamlet. In Cahoot's "Macbeth," a hidden living-room production of the play, interrupted by a wise-cracking Inspector, parallels Macbeth's usurpation of the Scottish throne with Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia. By play’s end, Shakespeare explodes into Dogg.
See it if you're a Stoppard completist (and Dogg's Hamlet is genuinely quite good). You don't mind some uneven acting.
Don't see it if Dogg's Hamlet is well worth the (discounted) price. Reading the play prior to the show will help a lot (the original script provides