Women Playing Hamlet

by William Missouri Downs
Directed by Heather Schultz
Produced by Debb Miller
Stage Manager Wendy Brinker

Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2021 at 8:00PM
Dec. 12 & 19, 2021 at 2:00PM

Sharifa Andrews (Lord Darby and more), Hope Bailey (HSN Hostess and more), Ashton Brammer (Emily Ostergaard and more), Julie Emmert-Silvius (Mother and more), Briana Harger (Jessica), Lynn Hull (Gwen), & Colleen Underwood (Barista Actress and more)

Hamlet's a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young for the role. Or that she's somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Not to mention the fact that she's a woman. How can Jessica figure out "to be or not to be," when she can't even figure out herself? Featuring an all-female cast performing multiple roles, Women Playing Hamlet is rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike.

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Seeking Directors for Season 60! Apply by Sept. 4

Curtain Players is seeking six directors for our 60th season, slated to run from September 2022 to May 2023. Shows will be selected from director proposals.

Directors are invited to propose shows that they would love to direct on our stage; shows that will be enthusiastically received by our audiences and a good fit for staging at our playhouse.

Prospective directors can email their interest and questions to president@curtainplayers.org to receive an application packet. This packet includes complete details about the application process, requirements, and technical information about our theater. Please submit electronic copies or electronic perusal copies of all scripts for consideration.

Applications are due September 4, 2021.

The Season Selection Committee, chaired by Kathy Hyland, will hold interviews in September via Zoom. Applicants should be prepared to discuss the plays being proposed, working process, and directing philosophy.

Questions about the season selection process and the theatre may be directed to President Heather Schultz at president@curtainplayers.org

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