“…Not to be.”
Hamlet, his father now only a memory, makes a final, solemn decision. His life cut short in its prime, because he could not face a new reality.
Ophelia, a young girl caught off guard in the middle of the night, is pulled into the darkness. Thrown into a terrible nightmare, she can never escape.
“How now? What noise is that?”
Laertes, a newly wed, discovers his wife in a compromising position. He loses himself in the moment, and does something he will soon regret, but yearn for again.
The three are taken to Denmark for treatment, in the hopes that a heavy hand of psychiatrics can shock them back into normalcy. Unbeknownst to their parents, and the asylum’s caretakers, there may be no hope for our new denizens of madness.
So begins Hamlet Asylum, an altered script of Shakespeare’s seminal play, re-arranged and re-interpreted by director Kellas Cameron to show that little bit of insanity hidden within the psyche of each of us. A visceral, brutal interrogation of the human condition, Hamlet Asylum promises to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Hamlet Asylum runs May 3, 4, 10, and 11th at 8PM in Green Street Studios Theatre, 185 Green St. Cambridge MA. It is easily accessible from Central Square off the Red Line.
Tickets are being sold online for $12, and will be $15 at the door.