Cincinnati Shakespeare Company was going to bring Hamlet to their stage, and even more ecstatic when we were offered complimentary tickets. Hamlet was one of my favorite works by Sir William Shakespeare. Having said that, I had forgotten just how quotable that written work was! While watching the play at Cincy Shakes on Friday I was reminded of just how many quotes that are frequently used even today came from Hamlet. Such as "get thee to a nunnery!". Ok, so maybe that one isn't a popular quote, but I know that I've used it. Then there's the quote everyone remembers: "Something's rotten in the state of Denmark" or perhaps you've heard this one: “This above all: to thine own self be true". So many remarkable and memorable quotes came from this written work.
Hamlet has been performed countless times, on stages and on the big screen. I've seen a few different versions of Hamlet, but I'm going to come right out and say that this was my favorite. There was something wonderful about seeing it on a small stage, and being so close to the actors, who were so passionate about their roles.
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Show & Ticket details for Hamlet ::
Performances of “Hamlet” are scheduled from January 10- February 8 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Preview performances are on Wednesday Jan. 8 and Thursday Jan. 9 at 7:30pm and tickets are $20. No performance on Sunday January 12 or February 9. The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center. Single ticket prices range from $22-$31 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$35 on Fridays and Saturdays. If available, $14 student rush tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before a show with a valid student ID. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Ticketing fees may apply. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as Enjoy the Arts and AAA members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is located at 719 Race Street, Cincinnati. You can find important details about tickets, shows, parking and more on the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company website. And be sure to follow Cincy Shakes on Facebook! Cincy Shakes Photos by Rich Sofranko
Disclaimer: I was given a pair of tickets to see this production, but I promise you that the opinions are 100% my own.