ROWAYTON, Conn. – In its 21st season, Shakespeare on the Sound in Rowayton is introducing a new ticket policy for this year, starting with its upcoming production of “Hamlet.”
As in years past, admission is free with a suggested donation of $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night performances. Shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will require purchased tickets. Ticket prices are also $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
“Since average donations at the gate in the past have been under $8 per person our decision to charge admission for certain performances enables us to sustain the artistic quality of our plays and continue to provide educational programs to schools, community centers and libraries,” said a spokesperson for Shakespeare on the Sound.
Reserved seating is still available for $50 at every performance and children 12 and under are free.
Director Claire Kelly explained that, “setting the production in the early 1950s, the period after World War II, reflects on a macro level the fragile and dangerous world in which Hamlet lives.
“It was a time of rebuilding of families and countries. People were still dealing with great loss while trying to move on and find hope. On the surface life seemed to be moving forward but there was an undercurrent of uncertainty and fear that the new beginnings could be torn away,” Kelly said.
The cast includes Bonnie Antosh, Justin Cunningham, Wynn Harmon, James Hesse, Simone Moore, John Pasha, Haley Robinson, Alexander Shaw, Scott Watson and Joey Santia as Hamlet.
This year, the production is being produced in association with 22Q Entertainment, Robert Levinstein and Alan Wager. Every night at 6:30 p.m., one hour in advance of the main stage production, there will be a special 30-minute “Hamlet For Kids” presentation for children performed by the theater’s apprentice company.
Shakespeare on the Sound’s Production of Hamlet begins performances Thursday, June 16 and continues for 16 performances through Sunday, July 3.
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