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Wichita Center for Performing Arts

address  9112 E. Central Ave.
 Wichita, KS  67206
phone (316) 201-6654

Hamlet with Talkback Session

Hamlet with Talkback Session

Shakespeare, Drama
There will be a post-show discussion session after the performance on Sunday, February 24, with the actors, designers, and director. Students and teachers can order in advance using promo code ‘talkback’ to receive $5 tickets (with student/teacher ID shown at door). The talkback session is included in the price of that ticket. This production, directed by Bill Coleman, and starring award-winning local actor Quinn Warren, is a bold interpretation that foregrounds the themes of violence vs. serious play, and the isolation of women. Set in the modern day, but one meant to suggest a timeless space, the play will be minimalist in design: spare, tuned to to the rapidly changing rhythms of the text, and truly exciting. “Hamlet is set in a culture of violence, where even a dead father retains the power to charge his son to shed another’s blood, a culture where women are objects to be shaped by men’s words and plans, used and then forgotten,” said the show’s director, Bill Coleman. “This is the world Hamlet was born to, and the world that he had escaped from, even if briefly, in his time away in Wittenberg.”
shakespeare;theater;drama;tragedy;performance art;performing arts
Event Info: (316) 201-6654
Ages: This production is not intended for children under 14.
Price: $5 Students, $12 adults
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 • Sun 2/24/19 at 2pm