2018-2019 Schoolfest Season | Alabama Shakespeare Festival
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2018-2019 Schoolfest Season

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

September 3, 4, 6, 13, 19, 24, 25 | October 1, 2, 3
Octagon Stage, 2 hours 45 minutes, plus intermission
Recommended grades 9 through 12
All performances begin at 10:00 a.m.

Having returned to Denmark to attend his father’s funeral, Prince Hamlet is shocked to find his mother already remarried—to his father’s brother, Claudius. Worse still, Claudius has had himself crowned king even though Hamlet is heir to the throne. No wonder Hamlet is depressed and suspects foul play. Shakespeare’s greatest play is performed by four actors from Bedlam, the acclaimed New York City theatre company.

Saint Joan

by George Bernard Shaw

September 10, 11, 18 | October 4
Octagon Stage, 2 hours 45 minutes, plus intermission
Recommended grades 9 through 12
All performances begin at 10:00 a.m.

In this epic story, George Bernard Shaw paints Joan of Arc not as a saint, witch, or madwoman, but as a farm girl who is an illiterate intellectual yet true genius whose focus on the individual rocked the Church and State to their core. Led by director Eric Tucker, four actors perform over 25 roles in the Bedlam theatre company’s riveting, stripped-down production.