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Hamlet (Bonneville Theater Company)

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Intense, Resonant
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Bonneville Theater Company presents Shakespeare's iconic tragedy reset in an evangelical Christian church in 1990s America.

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In the 1990s, the evangelical Christian scene was in the throes of a spiritual shift. It was the period that brought about the rise of the mega-church, the birth of the "cool" pastor, the increasing popularity of Christian rock, and the revitalization of youth ministries. When Shakespeare wrote 'Hamlet,' England was also in the midst of a fluctuating theological scene, as the masses struggled to find their spiritual identity in the wake of the Great Reformation. Bonneville Theater Company turns Shakespeare's royal family into a church family, as Hamlet returns home from school to find his uncle helming the congregation his father once led.


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Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if site-specific theatre is your jam. If you enjoy Shakespearean adaptations which utilize modern dress and speech cadences.

Don't see it if you're a stickler for classical approaches to Shakespeare. If you feel like plays about ghosts and murder shouldn't be done in church.

Also The lead actor playing Hamlet is EXCELLENT. He has a very naturalistic... Read more Read less

Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound, Resonant

See it if You enjoy Shakespearean classics

Don't see it if You are easily confused by Shakespearean language

Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love classic stories through to life

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare