Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Review of Hamlet at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck

To be or not to be ... that is the question. I got a chance to take in the production of Hamlet at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck on October 29th. It was a wonderful production, showing how Shakespeare is so timeless .. it was modern yet not so.

Lou Trapani directed and also had a small role. He did an excellent job with both. The show was edited down to a reasonable 2:15 running time but left the story with a exciting pace. The costumes and lighting was great, the set minimal yet so effective. The actors were all wonderful - a pleasure to watch in dialog or monologue.

It was a tragedy, of course, but had some beautiful moments. A production very well done.

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