We're nearing the home stretch for TIC's 32nd production, the NYC premiere of Women Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs, which runs for 5 performances next week. We'd love it if you came out to see this all-female production, about an actress battling her insecurities and more than a few nay-sayers on her way to playing Hamlet.
Dates and venue: Wed-Sat June 22-25 @ 7:30 PM and Sun June 26 @ 2:30 PM at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor).
Tickets are $18 at www.tictheater.com or by calling 212-868-4444.
We recently interviewed the very talented actor Amy Fulgham, who plays a whole host of characters in the show, from a blowhard humanities professor, a priest, to a Bard-spouting bartender.
What's a fond memory you have of playing in a Shakespearean play?
In grad school, I got to play Audrey, the goatherd in As You Like It. There's a line of Touchstone's where he says, "Trip, Audrey, trip" as they exit the stage, so I thought that just meant "run fast!" I then learned, from the trivia printed in a Snapple lid that "trip" means a herd of goats. That witty Shakespeare!
Favorite Shakespearean quotation?
I love finding snippets of Shakespearean phrase in other works of literature, such as Faulkner's title, "The Sound and the Fury," which comes from Macbeth.
My favorite quotation, though, is: "it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all."
If you were to replace the word "love" with "risk," it would accurately describe an actor's life.
What's your favorite of Shakespeare's plays?
Macbeth. That play, along with Oedipus Rex, The Crucible and Shanley's Doubt are probably my favorite plays of all.
I realize that they all four have to do with hubris and the ensuing panic it causes.