Aquila Theatre to Perform ‘Hamlet’ at the Stockton Performing Arts Center Oct. 6
Galloway, N.J.–Celebrate Shakespeare with Aquila Theatre’s rousing production of “Hamlet” at the Stockton Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. “Hamlet” is one of the world’s greatest tragedies penned by the world’s greatest bard, Shakespeare.
Tickets are $33 and may be ordered online at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at 609-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For Group Sales, please call 609-652-4786.
For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.
“Hamlet” is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest play. Written in 1602, it is one of the most complete portrayals of the human psyche that exists in Western Literature. A compelling tale of familial discord, personal ambition, love and revenge, “Hamlet” has enthralled audiences for 400 years. Mortality and madness are two of the most pronounced themes of Shakespeare’s epic and the characters; Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude, and Claudius inhabit a rich landscape replete with deceit, mistrust, and schemes. Four centuries after its premiere, “Hamlet” continues as one of the classics of the world stage.
Aquila’s productions of Shakespeare have been critically acclaimed by The New Yorker as “beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” The New York Times says that Aquila “makes Shakespeare perfectly comprehensible” and hails the company as “an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit.”
Directed by Desiree Sanchez, Aquila’s “Hamlet” will seek to shed new light on this tragic story. The production will use Sanchez’s innovative use of movement, design, sound, and superb acting to vividly explore the depths of rage, madness, love and death brought about by a culture of obsessive personal ambition.
“Sanchez is wildly inventive, and the production choices made were carried out beautifully,” said D.C. Metro. “Her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction,” New York Theater Review said.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Pomona (Galloway Township). Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.
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