The Drilling Company presents a new, free staging of Shakespeare's great tragedy for its 2018 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production, featuring a female Hamlet. More…
Director Karla Hendrick will stage the character as a modern young woman of intelligence and wisdom. This Hamlet, clad in skirts, is rendered powerless when her uncle, Claudius, inserts himself into the line of succession and thrusts her aside. Determined and noble, she is someone who would take control through heart and with strength, but her conscience is a paralyzing force; moreover, she finds herself continuously isolated and betrayed by those closest to her and this impacts her ability to function.
See it if You love Hamlet, and are OK with converting several male roles to female, including the big kahuna. They do a good job of the shift.
Don't see it if You hope the acting level will be at least equal to usual Drilling Company standards, and that you will be able to hear most of the text.