Type: Full Length
Genres: Comedy, Farce, Classics
Themes: Shakespeare, Play Within A Play, Classic Adaptations
Duration: 75 minutes
Speaking Cast: 7 females, 7 males, 3-6 either (17-20 total cast)
Flexibility: 2-5 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: For hundreds of years, the cast members of Hamlet have toiled through each nightly performance – delivering their lines, sneaking about behind tapestries, clutching at skulls, betraying one another, falling in love, losing their minds, drowning, stabbing, being stabbed, and dying – over and over and over again. Night after night, the cycle has never changed. Until now. With a principal character missing and half the cast on the verge of revolt, they must take drastic measures to keep the script from being shelved and the set from going dark. With the cast grasping at straws to keep their numbers even, they soon resort to recruiting from other scripts in Shakespeare's First Folio, hoping that doing so will bring an end to all their problems. Little do they suspect what further doom awaits.
Delhi Charter School Theatre
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