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Festival Amphitheatre
Located in Euclid Park on 12762 Main Street 12852 Main Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
714-590-1575
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12 stars
attended Jul 08 2006

A perfect evening out! Picnic in the park, entertained with a funny skit on the green, then by a great play. Looks like every seat in this outdoor facility would have been fine, our seat were great, dead center half way up! Thanks for bringing...continued

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“Bo Foxworth gives a great performance, both classically poised and wickedly intuitive.” —Los Angeles Times
“Bo Foxworth’s dramatic skills are so impressive he is completely convincing. His performance of our tragic conflicted hero conveys equal measures of regal majesty, sense of duty, and promise for revenge, with deep human suffering, despair, and feigned madness.” —Backstage West

Description

Find yourself “Under the Stars” this summer at the beautiful 550-seat open-air Festival Amphitheatre as Shakespeare Orange County presents one of the Bard’s greatest tragedies, HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK, directed by Thomas F. Bradac. Be prepared to be transported to the world of Elsinore and the classic characters that we all know so well—Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude, and Polonius and others. Something is rotten in Denmark. Murder, corruption, and betrayal lurk in the shadows, resulting in the feigned insanity of a noble prince, the suicide of his beloved, and the fall of a great house. You’ll anxiously follow each twist and turn in a tale filled with madness that as a classic is extremely relevant to today’s world.

This season’s production features an award winning cast. Bo Foxworth returns to the Festival Amphitheatre in the title role after appearing as Angelo in last season’s production of Measure for Measure, and as McDuff in SOC’s 2003 production of MacBeth.  Foxworth is an accomplished stage actor with film and television credits that include Law and Order, 21 Jump Street, Skin Deep, and Summer Dreams, the Story of the Beach Boys.  Hamlet also features veteran actor and director Carl Reggiardo as Claudius, eleven-year Alabama Shakespeare Festival alum Evelyn Carol Case as Gertrude, and the award-winning Michael Nehring as Polonius. 

Bring a picnic, take in the authentic Elizabethan pre-show “on the green,” and prepare yourself for an evening of award-winning theatre.  Plenty of free parking is availabl. Picnic areas and light refreshments are available.