Perhaps, one of the most tragedy tales that Shakespeare ever told was the one of Hamlet. The story of murder, betrayal, hatred, bitterness and deceit. This production is currently running at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company now until February 9, 2014.
Uncle Claudius wanted what King Hamlet had and he took it, he lusted after the throne that his brother had as well as his wife Gertrude. Therefore, planned his crime and one night poisoned his brother. Now, married to Gertrude, he had both things her desired. Gertrude, betrayed her love for King Hamlet so she could be with Uncle Claudius. The crimes of passion were covered and they thought no one would know of there deeds. However, the true comes to the young Prince Hamlet when a ghostly appearances of the afterworld reveals a message to him. This message results in the young prince questioning everything he knows about love, death, trust and drives him to a madness, with thirst for revenge on his uncle.
The cast of Hamlet is truly amazing in there performance each reflecting unique characteristics to this presentation.
Bruce Cromer is well know to Cincinnati theatre lovers with leading roles in To Kill a Mocking Bird at the CSC as well as the Christmas Carol at the Playhouse. In this performance of Hamlet he was superb reflecting Uncle Claudius deceitful and dark personality.
Brent Vimtrup has been a seasoned performer with CSC for leading roles including, The Importance of being Earnest, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Measure for Measure. He always is outstanding in his performances and in Hamlet he hits the mark again as Prince Hamlet.
Sherman Francher is excellence performer with CSC. She has many favorite roles some include, in Sense And Sensibility, The Grapes of Wrath, Pride and Prejudice and a The Winter Tale. She is amazing in Hamlet in reflecting Gertrude conflicted feelings, and guilt. Well done.
This show at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will entertain and entice you as to the true quality of theatre that Cincinnati has to offer. This would be a great opportunity to check out the CSC as jewel in this community. Ticket information can be obtained www.cincyshakes.com or calling them at #513-381-2273.