The Red Monkey Theater Group presents Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
Sunday, Jan 22, 2012, 2:00pm-5:00pm
The event is located at Bendheim Performing Arts Center at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors
The scaled-down production is the culmination of the group's decade-plus exploration of Shakespeare's work, and aims to remove as many barriers as possible between the Bard's words and the audience. "I think that one of the reasons we come to the theater is to recognize ourselves," says Artistic Director Tal Aviezer. "And I think that one of the reasons that Hamlet is such an enduring character is that people from all walks of life, of all ages and nationalities, have recognized their essential humanity in him. Shakespeare's language is so electrifying because he manages somehow to articulate thoughts that we all recognize as truth, but that we ourselves have never been able to express. I hope out production will convey that sense of emotional, intellectual, and spiritual homecoming to our audience."
Founded in 1999, The Red Monkey Theatre Group (RMTG) is a non-profit performing arts company dedicated to enriching local communities through the cultivation, creation and presentation of live theater. Company members have trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the Moscow Arts Theater, Lincoln Center Theater and other diverse institutions and programs.
The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester, a proud beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing cultural, social, educational and recreational/fitness programs, human services and Jewish identity-building opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, visit the JCC of Mid-Westchester website at www.jccmw.org.