“I left grinning, surprised that there was still ice on the streets. As far as I was concerned, the warmth and effervescence of what I had just witnessed had turned winter into springtime. – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Bedlam’s signature skill is capturing the soul of a classic, distilling it to its essence, and presenting it with vigor and immediacy…with a bare minimum of accoutrement, and the tirelessness of four expert performers, HAMLET comes alive, as Bedlam shows itself through its unique ability to find the essence of a classic and its characters to be an importantly innovative voice in New York theater. – Stage Magazine
“Acted with sublime ferocity…An experience so intense and concentrated that you’ll feel as though you were part of the action—and it moves so fast that you’ll scarcely be conscious of the play’s extraordinary length. – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

Bedlam

Over a mere five year stretch of acclaimed works, BEDLAM has become the US’ most revered classical theater company. Committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience, Bedlam creates works of theatre that reinvigorate traditional forms in a flexible, raw space, collapsing aesthetic distance and bringing its viewers into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life. In this new, fresh, active environment storytelling becomes paramount and the result is a kinetic experience of shared empathy.

calendar

Hamlet / Saint Joan

February 15-17, 2018 | Shenandoah University | Winchester, VA
February 22-25, 2018 | Duke University | Durham, NC
February 28, 2018 | Flynn Center for the Performing Arts | Burlington, VT
March 2-3, 2018 | Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT
March 8-25, 2018 | ArtsEmerson | Boston, MA
March 28-31, 2018 | Lafayette College | Easton, PA
April 4-15, 2018 | The Broad Stage | Santa Monica, CA
April 19-20, 2018 | UCSB Arts & Lectures | Santa Barbara, CA

shows

Hamlet / Saint Joan
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Eric Tucker

He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father’s death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics— Hamlet and Saint Joan—are brought vividly to life in a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam, directed by Eric Tucker.

Stage: Blackbox / Proscenium
Capacity: Up to 750
Traveling Personnel: 7
Running time: 180 minutes