Player King Productions presents an exciting new look at Shakespeare's Hamlet.
A closer look at, Shakespeare's most famous play, Player King Productions, led by director Ty Mayberry, focuses on the text of Hamlet and not the tradition of it. In a state of the art studio, in the heart of Los Angeles, there is no separation between actors and audience. Hear the world's most famous play like you have never heard it before.
We have been blessed with the offer to take this show to one of he most beautiful spaces in this city! And we are taking it!
Hamlet will now be performed at BelleVarado Studios, Stage 22
Preview on Sunday April 17th, opening night on Monday April 18th!
Run is April 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, May 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th.
7:30pm All shows~!
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The Player King Production Group is dedicated to bringing the “play” back to the Theatre. At one time in all of our lives, we took part in “theatre”. As children we all pretended to be someone or something extraordinary, we told and acted out stories created entirely from our free imaginations. It has been said “We don’t stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing”. We aim to remind people of the days of play, when we let ourselves be guided by pure imagination and nothing else. We are committed to bringing the life back to theatre, and the theatre back to life.
Shakespeare’s most famous play was the obvious choice for Player King Production Group’s Flagship Production. Hamlet is the most daunting, the most exciting and most famous piece of English literature. To produce this play successfully, it takes a group of artists who are willing to dedicate themselves fully to the project and nothing less, and we have assembled that group. Our goal is to make Hamlet new again for the audience. We achieve this goal by being true to the text of the play, and not necessarily the tradition of it, thus allowing people to experience Hamlet, as they never have before. The first, and most important, step in this process is taking Hamlet out of a conventional theater where the audience and the actors are separated. Removing this barrier allows the audience to exist within the heart of the play. We surround them with action and bear them responsible for every ounce of injustice that is to take place in Elsinore Castle. Whether they are a high school student seeing their first production of Hamlet or a weathered Shakespearean scholar, they will be held in suspense wondering what is to happen next.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, BelleVarados' Stage 22, a state of the art studio, is an extreme departure from a traditional theatre space. This unique space will envelop your senses with its high ceilings, pristine stage and distinctive creative style. With all its facilities, amenities (free parking!), lights and sound, each guest will experience theater like never before. Seating will be in an intimate, slightly modified round with action taking place 360 degrees around each audience member. Wherever each seat is located, each audience member will not only have a front row seat, but will feel like they are sitting on center stage.
Ty Mayberry (Director)
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Ty Mayberry was a member of the Tony-Award Winning Resident Acting Company at the Alley Theatre for four seasons. His 21 shows and over 800 performances include Evan Wyler in Douglas Carter Bean’s As Bees in Honey Drown, Wit with director Martin Benson, Demetrius in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, the title role in George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Jake Mace in the American Premiere of Alan Aykborn’s House and Garden directed by The National Theatre’s Stephen Rayne, Moses Jackson in Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love, the world premiere of Tony Award Winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s Be My Baby starring opposite Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook and received national acclaim by the New York Times and Variety for his portrayal of Nick in the 40th anniversary production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Opposite two time Tony Award Winner Judith Ivey. Ty finished his final season at the Alley by playing the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. He has also been seen at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Robert Schenkken’s Lewis and Clark Reach The Euphrates.
Samuel Dahl (Hamlet)
Samuel Dahl hails from Minneapolis, Mn. It was there he jump started his career appearing on HGTV's TIPical MaryEllen. In 2005, he moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Shortly after graduating, Sam co-founded the Dionysian Theater Co, producing and acting in various shows, including After Juliet, Dog Sees God, and a Showcase of Scenes. Credits include, Bent, A Midsummer nights dream, Resting in Pieces, General Hospital, John from Cincinnati, and others. Sam has writen several pieces of original music for piano and will be performing them throughout the production. www.samuel-dahl.com
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