Tuesday, September 25, 2018

British Touring Theatre Troupe Brings Hamlet to Life at UTSA Recital Hall

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:44 PM

  • Baylin Artists Management
Representing such prestigious institutions as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, Actors From the London Stage (AFTLS) is both a long-running touring troupe and an “intensive residency program” that champions, explores and unpacks the Bard’s work via readings, workshops and performances. Formed in 1975 and co-founded by veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart — who got his start in the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s but is better recognized for his roles in the sci-fi franchises Star Trek and X-Men — the UK-based organization maintains a stateside presence at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and sets up shop in more than a dozen other colleges each year. Regulars on the San Antonio and Austin campuses of the University of Texas, AFTLS has most recently impressed local crowds with stark, five-person, gender-bending interpretations of Measure for Measure (2017) and Richard III (2016) and returns this year with a revisitation of Hamlet.

Falling under a dramatic fog of mystery, madness and death, the early 17th century work follows the Prince of Denmark as he battles demons in the forms of his father’s ghost, widowed mother and vulturous, throne-hungry uncle.

$10-$18, 7:30pm Wed Sept 26, 7:30pm Fri Sept 28-Sat Sept 29, UTSA Recital Hall, One UTSA Circle, (210) 458-4374, colfa.utsa.edu.

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