Friday, July 22, 2011

Upcoming: Hamlet, Austin Drama Club at the Off Center, August 19 - 28

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will be producing Rob Novak as Hamlet (image: Austin Drama Club)


by William Shakespeare
August 19-21 & 26-28
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Sundays at 8 p.m.
at the Off Center 2211-A Hidalgo Street (click for map)
Tickets are $10

This is Austin Drama Club's sixth production of Hamlet. Founded by Japhy and Ellen Fernandes in 2006, ADC under the alias of "Velvet Rut Theatre" produced Hamlet in December of that same year . Since then, we've done versions with and without many of the familar charactors, but always with the same commitment to telling the story.

This production is performed with 8 actors, has a running time of one hour and a half with two intermissions. What's ground breaking about this production is the addition of extra late shows on Friday and Saturday nights, testing the endurance of 4 cast members over the age of 35.

Rob Novak returns for the second time in the title role. He was most recently in an award-winning production of Hamlet at the Scottish Rite Theatre. This show reunites Japhy with college acting partner Brian Potts, now owner of his own talent agency, in the role of Polonius. Ophelia is played by Elena Weinberg, who is currently in City Theatre's production of The Imaginary Invalid, and is the best actress to come out of the St Edwards theatre program in several years.

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