Fortinbras (*Gen Adm, Thur) @ Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
by Lee Blessing
Directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins
Join us as we continue our exploration of all angles and perspectives of Hamlet. In Lee Blessing’s cheeky off-beat comedy Fortinbras (named as one of Time Magazine’s best plays of 1991), the action starts where Hamlet stopped. The oddly chipper Norwegian Prince Fortinbras swoops in to Denmark to find himself in charge of a nation, but with the PR nightmare of having to explain all the deaths at Elsinore. Finding Horatio's account of the murders implausible, Fortinbras decides to make up the truth, much to the ire of the recently dispatched ghosts roaming the corridors, who want the true tale told. With contemporary dialog reminiscent of a Daily Show opening monologue, Fortinbras gives us the chance to laugh at just how ridiculous life, truth, authority and leadership really are.
Where we suffered and wailed at the consequences of Shakespeare's tragedy, we can laugh at what follows in its aftermath.
(The AtlanTIX price is half the regular price plus a service fee that supports our non-profit arts service organization. Price includes all applicable taxes and fees.)
General Admission Seating on Thursdays.
Regular price $21.60 ~ AtlanTIX price $16.04
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Monday, July 08, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Shakespeare Tavern, Downtown Atlanta
499 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 874-5299