Classic Stage Company’s Hamlet Directed by Austin Pendleton Stars Galore in this New Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Peter Sarsgaard as hamlet off broadway

Peter Sarsgaard as hamlet off broadway

Peter Sarsgaard plays Hamlet.

Recently announced players for the Classic Stage Company’s Hamlet, which will be directed by Austin Pendleton, include Lisa Joyce, Penelope Allen, and Two-time Tony winner Stephen Spinella. Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State) wlll play Hamlet.

The Roles

The cast is exceptionally exciting. Along with Joyce (Boardwalk Empire) as Ophelia, the cast will include Allen (Richard III) as Gertrude, Spinella (Angels in America: Perestroika, Angels in America: Millenium Approaches) as Polonius, and Glenn Fitzgerald (The Sixth Sense) as Laerte. Also, Harris Yulin (Frank’s Home) will play Claudius, Austin Jones (Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me) will be Horatio, Jim Broaddus (13 Rue de l’Amour) will be the Player King, and Scott Parkinson (The Coast of Utopia) as Rosencrantz, and Daniel Morgan Shelley (Othello) as Guildenstern.

Limited Engagement

The limited engagement will play from March 27 through May 10 at the Classic Stage Company with opening night set for April 15. Along with direction by Austin Pendleton, the show will include scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Justin Townsend, and original music and sound design by Ryan Rumery.

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    Paul Mroczka

    Paul Mroczka has served Theatre By the Sea as associate director and playwright-in-residence. He has directed for companies including North Country Center for the Arts, Pontine Movement Theatre, The Theatre of Newburyport and the Palace Theatre. A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow in playwriting, he has also garnered a Shubert Fellowship, the Jason Miller Award and has received grants from the New Hampshire Council for the Humanities. His plays have been performed at New York’s La MaMa La Galleria, Nat Horne Theatre, and Manhattan Punchline Theatre, among others. His interactive planetarium show, Pathfinders, is running at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, NH. Recent directorial assignments include Good People, Steel Magnolias, and The Complete World of Sports (Abridged) at The Barnstormers Playhouse in New Hampshire, and Rumors, Orpheus in the Underworld, and The Glass Menagerie at PSU. This summer Paul finished an initial draft of his new play, Smart Money ... Read Full
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