Gorilla Rep will return to free Shakespeare in the park this August, with Hamlet, to be performed on the lawn at The Cloisters. The production, which was workshopped indoors last year, is directed by Gorilla Rep Founding Artistic Director, Christopher Carter Sanderson & marks the 16th season for the highly respected theatre company. Hamlet will open on Thursday, August 7th at 8pm & run through August 31st, with performances Thursday -Sunday at 8pm. Admission is free. There will be no intermission, but audiences will be able to leave &and rejoin the performance in progress.
Featured in this AEA Showcase Production are Ed Banas, Bruce Barton, Michael Bradley Cohen, Ellen DiStasi, Christopher Gottschalk, Tom Lawson, Michael Jennings Mahoney, Chelsea O'Connor, Greg Petroff, Oh Rhyne, Christopher Salazar, Frances You Sanderson, Kurt Uy, Colleen Wallnau, and Laurence Weeks.
In addition to this production of Hamlet, Sanderson in also directing KNB – the Musical as part of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival – Fringe NYC. KNB, which Sanderson also wrote, is an old fashioned romance about a group of Navy men & women stationed in Kuwait, who stage a musical. The show is set in a Naval Reserve unit much like the one Sanderson served in for the past year.
Gorilla Rep's mission is to provide the highest quality productions of classical, dramatic material with the flavor of contemporary immediacy, and to present those productions free of charge to the general public, throughout the New York City Park system.