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519 events
423 reviews
604 stars
it is now assigned seating, and other improvements are in the works soon
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2 events
1 review
2 stars
went to dinner before, lots of places to choose from.
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"The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"
10 ratings
3.4 average rating
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22 events
15 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

The cast was superb. Clever set. Acoustics...better than most community theaters. Main problem, the theater bill needs to be more informative. I'm familiar with Hamlet, but my companion was not. The printed material needed a directory of who...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

It was not bad. I enjoyed it. It was a bit long winded but still ok.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

Hamlet is one of my favorite plays. I loved the idea of presenting it with a steampunk asthetic. I was looking forward to this.

The steampunk aesthetic began with stage walls decorated with giant gears. That was fine. The stempunk elements in...continued

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, set in a steampunk era, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet enacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius’ brother and Prince Hamlet’s father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old King’s widow and Prince Hamlet’s mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming sorrow to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, moral curruption and family. 

About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot Theatre

The La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.

At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.

Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.

In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.