We opened Women Playing Hamlet last night to a great response! Please join us for our very limited run, June 22-26 @ Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios.
Get your $18 tickets at www.tictheater.com or by calling 212-868-4444.
We interviewed the wonderful Hannah Sloat about Shakespeare, this production, and being a part of this romp.
Tell us an interesting or funny story about working on Shakespeare.
I played the back half of Caliban for one performance of The Tempest at the last minute because the original back half wouldn't go on. Also this was middle school. Oh, I was the age I am in my Emily Ostergaard picture in Women Playing Hamlet! So, picture that girl holding the hips of an angry middle school boy, inside a sort of sea-monster-cow costume.
Favorite line from this show and why?
When the Male Psychiatrist tells Jessica that instead of an Oedipus complex she has pre-Oedipal ambivalence. I cannot explain why.
All the characters in this play are performed by women. What male role would like you to take on, and why?
Henry V. I had the chance to play Prince Hal in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 last summer with Smith Street Stage, and I would love to complete that circle.
Of all the characters in the play, whose philosophy most resonates with you, and why?
Sir Patrick Stewart says (in the play, mind you) that Hamlet speaks to you in different ways at different times in your life. I've already had that experience with other shows in small ways (like A Midsummer Night's Dream at 11 and 20) and I look forward to that experience with Hamlet.
Favorite Shakespearean quotation?
These things seem small and indistinguishable/ like far off mountains turnèd into clouds. (MND IV, i)
How have you described this play to friends?
I'm always saying that the show I'm working on is a "light comic romp" and it's a joke. But this time I can actually say it! Come on and see it, it's a light comic romp!