RTR in December: Catching the Conscience of the King

WHAT:   The Play’s the Thing
WHEN:  Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 8PM
WHERE: Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave., Portland 97209
HOW MUCH:   $8.00
RESERVATIONS:   971.266.3787, readerstheatrerep@gmail.com

 Catching the Conscience of the King

December 12-13 brings a special gift to Readers Theatre Rep audiences: an all-woman telling of Hamlet, Act II, Sc. II themed “The Play’s the Thing,” directed by Wendy Wilcox. Wilcox is former member of Woman’s Will Theatre Collective in San Francisco, an all female Shakespeare company. The production honors The Complete Works Project, a Portland collaboration designed to stage the entire canon over two years’ time. “Our evenings are one hour long, and so perfectly suited to highlight one intense scene in a play,” says Wilcox. “This is Readers Theatre Rep’s way of saluting this effort.”

Of selecting Act II, Sc. II of Hamlet, Wilcox says “Shakespeare gives us the Player King and his troupe to ‘catch the conscience of the king,’ which brings rapier focus to Claudius’ crime. The stakes are never higher.”

An all-woman telling of the tale offers interesting amplification of some themes while bringing fresh heartache to others, Wilcox adds.

The cast includes Christy Drogosch as Hamlet, Sara Fay Goldman as Guildenstern, Megan Skye Hale as Rosencrantz, Michele Mariana as Polonius, Mary McDonald-Lewis as the Player King, Suzanne Owens-Duvall as Gertrude and Chrisse Roccarro as Claudius.

Shows start at 8PM and run about an hour.  Admission is $8.00.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, and walk-ins should arrive by 7:30P. All reserved seats will be released to walk-ins at 7:55P sharp.

For information and ticket reservations: 971.266.3787, or readerstheatrerep@gmail.com

More on the Complete Works Project: http://www.completeworksproject.org

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Readers Theatre Repertory was founded in 2001 to tell “small stories with big ideas at their heart,” tales that alternately amuse, confront, assuage and inspire. Using one-act plays as the text, the company focuses on intimate human relationships to explore universal themes. Through these stories and through educational outreach and affordable ticket prices, RTR™ is committed to developing, expanding and diversifying Portland’s theatrical audiences. The company’s main stage season is at Blackfish Gallery™ in Portland’s Pearl District.


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