Winnipeg & Saskatoon 2012
In 1970 Shel Silverstein published his poem version of Shakespeare’s classic in Playboy Magazine. Decades later One Trunk commissioned Peter Reinhardt, of Burnaby, BC to put Silverstein’s words to rhythm.
Hamlet as Told on the Streets is a 30 minute punch in the face of comedy, hip hop dance, street fighting and rap. Accompanied by video shot in the hood of Winnipeg, 5 actors bring the story to life.
Andraea Sartison director, co-creator
Peter Reinhardt original music and lyrics
Caroline Wintoniw videography and projection design
Janine Hansen costumes
Adam Charboneau/Andrew Cecon Polonius, Guildenstern, Ghost King of Denmark, Fortinbras, Skeleton
Gwen Collins Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Francisco, Skeleton
Tanja Woloshen/Erin McGrath Gertrude, Bernardo, Skeleton
Nathan Costa/Toby Hughes Laertes, Claudius, Skeleton
Joshua Ranville/Loc Lu Hamlet
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