Coin & Ghost, a Los Angeles-based theatre company known for its imaginative remixing of known mythologies will launch its new season with the World Premiere of Bad Hamlet. Directed by Rob Adler, this irreverent, interactive, and inventive play places Shakespeare’s masterpiece directly up against the many interpretations of it, whether accurate, misremembered, or re-invented entirely.
This bootleg, based on the legend of “the bad quarto”—the unbelievable-but-true story of how the first published version of Hamlet was stolen and recreated from memory by one of Shakespeare’s original actors—will be a unique, unpredictable, and extraordinary theatrical event that explores the intersection of Shakespeare, memory, modern technology and Los Angeles.
Admission is $25 (unless a PWYC night); Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) Nights: Thursday, 7/25 – preview performance, as well as EVERY TICKET during the second and third weekends (8/1-8/10); CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
What: World Premiere of Bad Hamlet
Where: New American Theatre, 1312 N. Wilton Pl..LA, 90028
When: Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, August 24, 2019; Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm; Thu. 7/25 – preview performance; Fri. 7/26 – opening night