Sunday, April 2, 2017

HAMLET@ Great Lakes Theater

March 31-April 15, 2017
Tickets:  216-664-6064 or

Bob Abelman

By featuring male and female twins in “The Comedy of Errors” and “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare capitalized on the humor that comes from mistaken identity and the provocation found in issues grounded in gender roles and social politics. 

By double-casting the title character in “Hamlet” with a male and a female  actor in alternating performances, the only thing Great Lakes Theater director Charlie Fee meant to capitalize on was his deep and diverse talent pool of performers.   

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.

Roy Berko

The preview performance of “Hamlet” grabbed and held the audience’s attention.  Laura Welsh Berg was convincing and gave a “different” dimension to the role of the Prince of Denmark.  Though Shakespeare traditionalists may scream “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (GLT), others who see the “female” version of the play should leave saying, “Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” 
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Mark Horning

One thing is for certain, whichever performance you choose to see, be it Hamlet portrayed by a man or a woman, you will be witnessing one of Great Lakes Theater’s finer productions and a premiere adaptation of a great and noble work. 

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.

Andrea Simakis

Happily, the production delivers the jolts and jibes we've come to expect of what is arguably Shakespeare's most famous play.

To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit here.