Every 4 weeks through Oct 29, 2022.
Friday: 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM
“The play’s the thing” this fall as Scenic City Shakespeare in the Park returns to Greenway Farms in Hixson, TN for Hamlet in October. Shakespeare’s classic ghost story will have performances on Friday and Saturday evenings October 7 and 8, 14 and 15, and 28 & 29. Admission is FREE, reservations are recommended. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets- seating is not provided. Performances will begin at sundown, approximately 7:30pm.
Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, mourns and seeks revenge for the sudden death of his father, The King. Grief turns to madness as the truth of a murder most foul comes to light. Scenic City Shakespeare’s fresh take on the bard’s most well known tragedy includes original music, dance, and fight choreography provided by partner organizations Capoeira Chattanooga & BattleKat Combat. Hamlet contains mature themes, violence, and special effects that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
October 21 and 22 the company will premiere “Shakespeare from a Hat,” a long form improvisational performance bringing a comedic and interactive twist to the famous characters, well known lines, and iconic scenes from Hamlet.
Visit www.sceniccityshakespeare.org for reservations, vendor sign-up and general information including upcoming productions and educational programs. Stay up to date with all Scenic City Shakespeare has to offer by subscribing via Facebook and Instagram. Scenic City Shakespeare in the Park is presented through generous support from ArtsBuild, The TN Arts Commission, Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors, and individual donations.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare is adapted and directed by SCS Artistic Director Ryan Laskowski. Emma Collins assistant directs and provides text coaching and dramaturgy. Choreography is by Monica Ellison, Capoeira choreography by Monica and Cherokee Ellison, and fight choreography by BattleKat Combat. Production stage management by Josie Offutt. The cast is led by Arche Twitty as Hamlet and features Monica Ellison as Queen Gertrude, Cherokee Ellison as King Claudius, Megan Cobb as Ophelia, Destin Henry as Horatio, Maria Chattin as Polonius, Mary Beth Gray as Laertes, with Bryan Basil and Tessa Sentell.