ALL PERFORMANCES have been CANCELED – Written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Sarna Lapine, Geffen Playhouse’s West Coast Premiere of Bernhardt/Hamlet is fresh off its Broadway triumph. It’s 1899, and the legendary Sarah Bernhardt shocks the world by taking on the lead role in Hamlet.

While Bernhardt’s performance is destined to become one for the ages, Sarah first has to convince a sea of naysayers that her right to play the part should be based on ability, not gender—a feat as difficult as mastering Shakespeare’s most verbose tragic hero. This shrewd comedy puts the spotlight on a woman who used her singular talent to challenge whether a woman’s place was “to be or not to be” in the greatest role ever written.

Bernhardt/Hamlet begins previews at Geffen Playhouse April 7 and closes May 10. Find ticket info and additional details on

What: Bernhardt/Hamlet
Where: Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., LA 90024
When: April 7 – May 10, 2020
Phone: (310) 208-5454