Antaeus Archive:

2021/22 Season

Hamlet

May 15 - June 20, 2022

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Elizabeth Swain

Unfortunately, we have discovered several positive Covid cases in our Hamlet cast. For the health and safety of our artists and audiences, we have made the incredibly hard decision to cancel all remaining performances of Hamlet. We did look at the cast’s availability for the rest of the summer, but unfortunately there isn’t a viable time for everyone to return. If you have tickets for any of these performances, our staff will be contacting you with exchange and refund options. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience, but look forward to being able to welcome you back to the theater soon!

Following the death of his father, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his uncle now occupies the throne and the queen’s bed. Spurred by the ghost of his father and surrounded by spies, Hamlet must choose between moral integrity and vengeance.

RUN TIME

2 hours 40 minutes plus one 10-minute intermission

ADVISORY

Recommended for Ages 13+

Antaeus requires proof of full vaccination to enter the building. Masks must also be worn at all times inside the building.

production Generously Sponsored in part by:

Rosemary A. Hernandez

CAST

CLAUDIUS/GHOST: Gregg T. Daniel*
HAMLET: Ramón de Ocampo*
GUILDENSTERN/VOLTEMAND/REYNALDO/FORTINBRAS: Sally Hughes*
GERTRUDE: Veralyn Jones*
LAERTES/PLAYER QUEEN: Michael Kirby*
ROSENCRANTZ/BARNARDO/PLAYER 3 & 4/PRIEST/COURTIER: Lloyd Roberson II*
HORATIO: Adam J. Smith*
MARCELLUS/FIRST PLAYER/CAPTAIN: Joel Swetow*
OPHELIA/OSRIC: Jeanne Syquia*
POLONIUS/GRAVEDIGGER: Peter Van Norden*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Swain
SCENIC DESIGNER: Stephen Gifford
COSTUME DESIGNER: Dianne K. Graebner
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Jared A. Sayeg
SOUND DESIGNER: Cricket Myers
PROPS DESIGNER: Shen Heckel
VIOLENCE DESIGNER: Ned Mochel
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Taylor Anne Cullen
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Jess Osorio
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Kaite Brandt
ARTWORK PHOTOGRAPHY: Frank Ishman

STAGE RAW TOP 10… RECOMMENDED… epic yet agile, philosophical yet visceral… invites us to consider the moral dilemmas of a world in transition.” — Stage Raw

SHAKEN UP AND STILL STIRRING… [a] talented cast… beautiful staging.” — Larchmont Buzz

WOW! Ramón de Ocampo’s bravura lead performance, Elizabeth Swain’s insightful direction, and a striking production design are just three reasons to celebrate Antaeus Theatre Company’s return to in-person productions.” – Stage Scene LA

A RESOUNDING SUCCESS… absolutely captivating… effortless and masterful direction… Whether or not you’re a fan of Shakespeare, I highly recommend checking out this production… knock[s] it out of the park.” — The Nerds of Color

CAPTIVATING… a ‘to-see’ at Antaeus.” — The Fume of Sighs

STELLAR… CHARISMA… Feels as new and exciting as it did more than 400 years ago.” — Glamgical

A BADASS, NAIL-BITING EVENT akin to a Celebrity Death Match of iambic pentameter gone wild… hands down THE clearest, most accessible delivery of a Shakespeare text… a truly triumphant piece of work.” — Gia On The Move

PHENOMENAL… [an] incredibly talented cast… I actually found myself fighting back tears.” — Mostly Shakespeare

“[ABRILLIANT LEAD PERFORMANCE… EXCEPTIONAL DIRECTION… theatre lovers should do themselves a favor and buy a ticket before it sells out.” — Arts Beat LA

A GREAT SHOW!… LA THEATRE BITES RECOMMENDED… this production has found the comedy in the tragedy… lightens the mood but doesn’t take away from the stakes of the story.” — LA Theatre Bites

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