Monday, May 27, 2013

(*) METHOD & MADNESS: HAMLET, Jump-Start Performance Company and Classic Theatre, San Antonio, June 14 - 23, 2013

Method & Madness Hamlet 2013 Jump-Start Classic Theatre San Antonio TX

Method & Madness: Hamlet 2013

Based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Adapted by Laurie Rae Dietrich
Directed by Diane Malone & S.T. Shimi

June 14-16, 21-23 2013
Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors
Pay-What-You-Can on June 21st

Click to purchase tickets online

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”

The play’s the thing as two resident companies with two very different aesthetics take on one quintessential Shakespearean standard this summer. Jump-Start Performance Co., known for its experimental and original works, and Classic Theatre of San Antonio, known for their professional productions of popular classics, collaborate on this exciting show…one of the last things that both companies will be presenting in the Sterling Houston Theater in the Blue Star Arts Complex before the lease is up mid-January.

Method and Madness: Hamlet 2013 is a fast-paced, edited (with a run-time of 90 minutes) and visceral interpretation of the well-known tale of the indecisive Dane that focuses on the twisted family dynamics in a minimalist style with steam-punk detailing. From co-direction (Diane Malone and S.T. Shimi) to design (including a lighting co-design by Rick Malone and Billy Muñoz) to a talented ensemble comprising members of Jump-Start and Classic (including Billy Muñoz and Linda Ford playing the split personalities of Hamlet), this production showcases the best aspects of both companies including physical theater, movement work, creative design and compelling performances.

Directed by Diane Malone and S.T. Shimi
Dramaturgy & Adaptation by Laurie Rae Dietrich
Lighting Design by Rick Malone
and Billy Muñoz
Sound Design by Rick Malone
Costume Design by Kitty Williams

Performed by Christie Beckham, Erik Bosse, Laurie Dietrich, Linda Ford, Dino Foxx, Pamela Dean Kenny, Billy Muñoz, Robert Rehm, Joseph Urick and Kitty Williams.

Twitter Row: Tweeting, updating your Facebook or text messaging during shows is usually looked down upon, but we encourage it! Excited by what you see on stage and want to share it with your social network? The back row of the theater has been dedicated for the patron who can’t put their phone down. Help us grow our audiences by talking about the work we’re doing. #TwitterRow #M&M2013 #JSPC
For more info or to purchase tickets for Method & Madness: Hamlet 2013 please call (210) 227-5867 or visit!

Jump-Start Performance Co. is generously supported by the Department for Culture and Creative Development, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Fund.

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio is generously supported by Art Works, the King William Assocation, Frost Bank, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Department for Culture and Creative Development, San Antonio Area Foundation, H-E-B, Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation and Rackspace Hosting.

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