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A Two Woman Hamlet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mara Sherman
Starring Hannah Sweet & Nicola Collett
February 22 to 24, 2019
Gunston Arts Center, Theatre II
No matter how many Hamlets you’ve seen, you have never seen it like this: two women, armed with nothing but a fake skull, a real shovel, and a lot of imagination, perform Shakespeare’s classic play. Sounds far-fetched? The Washington Post called it “ingenious...a production whose approach is all about turning limits into opportunity.” DC Metro Theatre Arts called it “hilariously entertaining...something I’d not imagined was possible to do.” A weekend-long encore of the Capital Fringe hit, A Two Woman Hamlet is presented as a full production at a Pay What You Will price as a part of the Scripts In Play Festival.
All other Scripts In Play Staged Reading events are free admission and require no ticket reservation. You can see the full lineup and RSVP for event updates on our facebook events page.
Following the performances of A Two Woman Hamlet February 22, 23 & 24, hang out with cast members at Delia's and enjoy a unique "Meet the Cast" menu featuring special prices on dishes and drinks!
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