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Our American Hamlet

  • Ongoing: until Sunday, March 26, 2017
  • Sunday: 3:00pm
  • Sunday: 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 7:30pm
  • Where: Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College
  • Cost: $25 - $60
  • Age limit: All ages

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare
A World Premiere
Written by Jake Broder
Directed by Steven Maler
Featuring Jacob Fishel, Will Lyman, Maureen Keiller

The year was 1866, less than a year after President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. His brother Edwin Booth, one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century, decided to perform Hamlet on Broadway, a role he had performed in the past to great acclaim. A huge crowd turned up for the performance — but it wasn't clear whether they were there to see the actor perform, or to exact their revenge. Jacob Fishel, an actor with a wide-ranging career on television and on and off Broadway, takes on the role of Booth.

This event was posted Jan. 26, 2017 and last updated Jan. 27, 2017