Bernhardt/Hamlet

“A spirited, funny new play.” —Greg Evans, Deadline

Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1897, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career. Janet McTeer, “one of the finest classical actresses of her generation” (The Telegraph), brings the legendary leading lady to life.

First preview: August 31, 2018
Opening Night: September 25, 2018

“A spirited, funny new play.” —Greg Evans, Deadline

Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1897, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career. Janet McTeer, “one of the finest classical actresses of her generation” (The Telegraph), brings the legendary leading lady to life.

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bernhardt/hamlet PHOTOS


In PRODUCTION



In Rehearsal




Bernhardt/hamlet CAST

Janet McTeer
Sarah Bernhardt
Dylan Baker
Constant Coquelin
Jason Butler Harner
Edmond Rostand
Matthew Saldivar
Alphonse Mucha
Nick Westrate
Maurice
Tony Carlin
Louis
Ito Aghayere
Rosamond
Brittany Bradford
Lysette
Aaron Costa Ganis
Raoul
Triney Sandoval
Francois
Matthew Amendt
Ensemble, u/s Edmond Rostand, Maurice
Jenelle Chu
Ensemble, u/s Lysette, Rosamond
Kate Levy
Ensemble, u/s Sarah Bernhardt
Chris Thorn
Ensemble, u/s Alphonse Mucha, Raoul, Francois


bernhardt/hamlet CREATIVE

Theresa Rebeck
Playwright
Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Director
Beowulf Boritt
Set Design
Toni Leslie-James
Costume Design
Bradley King
Lighting Design
Fitz Patton
Original Music and Sound Design
Matthew Armentrouth
Hair and Wig Design
Stephen Gabis
Dialect Consultant
Robert Westley
Fight Consultant