The Circle Players of Piscataway will present William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” adapted and directed by Jessica Damrow Sherman of Summit. The play is produced by Ed Faver of Roselle.
This famous tragedy, set in Denmark, is about Prince Hamlet’s revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king’s widow and Prince Hamlet’s mother. In a tangled web of intrigue, the play explores madness – both real and feigned — treachery, incest, and moral corruption.
The production has been adapted to reflect a modern-day corporate setting, but retains the 16th century prose of Shakespeare. Due to the intense nature of some scenes, Hamlet is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
In the cast are ; Anthony Younes, Holmdel; Brian P. Craig, Dunellen; Rupert Hinton, Princeton; Donne Petito, Somerset; Ed Faver, Roselle; John Bergeron, Hopewell; Tess Ammerman, Hopewell; Lew Decker, Millington; Fred Halperin, Morristown; Christie Leigh Carver, Somerset; Stacie Ann Williamson, Palmer, PA; Laura Lindson, Sayreville; Jay Hirsh, Piscataway; Evan O’Rourke, Yardley, PA; and Joshua Thau, Bound Brook.
Show dates are Sept. 14-30; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with one 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 30. The theater is located at 416 Victoria Ave., Piscataway.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the opening night performance.
For reservations, call (732) 968-7555, or buy online at www.circleplayers.com. ($1 per ticket discount online.) Tickets are $18 for adults, and $17 for students and seniors. No credit cards can be accepted at the theater box office, but may be used online.