Hamlet, Steampunk Shakespeare from Butterfield 8 Theatre Company
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First time seeing Cue Live. Play was good, the general setting is intimate with viewers right on the floor with players and during one fight scene I thought I was going to have an actor in my lap as I was sitting in the first row. During the reflective scenes the actors need to project their voices more to be heard, otherwise it sounds like mumblings. The Ophelia going nuts scene is bit too long.
The show is about 2.5 hours. They serve beer/wine/coffee/snacks and have a raffle at intermission. Parking available at meters and in back-keep in mind this is near Todos Santos Plaza. Don't quite understand the whole "Steampunk" thing but would definitely see another of their shows.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Butterfield
Adapted for Butterfield 8 by Maureen-Theresa Williams
“Angels and ministers of grace, defend us”
In England, Queen Victoria continues her reign. Around the world, the harnessing of steam power for the benefit of mankind has allowed the speculations of visionaries such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to become reality. In Denmark, the King has died under mysterious circumstances, and his Queen has been remarried— to the late King’s brother. The Prince, Hamlet, suspects his uncle had a hand in his father’s death, but what can he do to prove it— and after proving it, revenge it? Shakespeare’s classic tragedy comes to life in the Steampunk style.