The Point presents Hamlet
by The Acting Company and The Guthrie Theater
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 7pm
Fuller Hall at St. Johnsbury Academy - St. Johnsbury, VT
Two Tony-winning theater troupes, New York’s The Acting Company and The Guthrie Theater from Minneapolis, have teamed up to perform Shakspeare’s enduring play. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.