Bonneville Theater Company presents Shakespeare's iconic tragedy reset in an evangelical Christian church in 1990s America. More…
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.
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.