It’s just possible that the next Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton or Kenneth Branagh is right here in Brooklyn Heights… and all of 10 years old. The local Child’s Play NY is featuring its Shakespeare Players troupe in a performance of “Hamlet” Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. at St. Francis College Theater at 180 Remsen Street.
Directed by Jocelyn Greene, the production’s cast of 14 comprises kids aged 7-10 years old, who will stage a 30-minute cutting of “Hamlet.” The group has been rehearsing since January, with classically trained professional actors boasting credits from the Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater of D.C. and Broadway, assisting the pint-size players with their physical, vocal and emotional transformations. See video footage of the process, including interviews with kids and staff, here.
For more information, contact Jocelyn Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.