Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars! Something for Nothing Theater returns to Ramsey Park May 22 – June 7, 2014 with William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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Considered one of the most influential and compelling dramas in English literature, Hamlet tells the story of a young prince, Hamlet, who is prompted by his father’s ghost to seek revenge on his uncle, Claudius, his father’s murderer and successor to the throne of Denmark. Hamlet decides to feign madness to avert detection by his uncle. Uncertain of the Ghost’s authenticity, Hamlet organizes a play to discover the conscience of his uncle, King Claudius. Fearful of his nephew’s intentions, King Claudius incites Laertes, the son of his advisor, Polonius, to a fencing match with Hamlet. Laertes, who is convinced that Hamlet is responsible for the deaths of his father and his sister Ophelia, puts lethal poison on his sword before the fight. In the final moments of the play, fate decides the destiny of all concerned.
Hamlet takes place at Ramsey Park Picnic Pavilion, Thursdays – Saturdays, May 22-24, 29-31, and June 5-7, 2014 beginning at 8:00 p.m. All shows are free and open to the public.