We’re very proud to announce Boomerang’s next production will be our annual outdoor Shakespeare production in Central Park. This year, we will present an all new, reinvented production of the world’s most famous play: HAMLET.
HAMLET will be directed by Artistic Director Tim Errickson, with costume design by Carolyn Pallister, props design by Sara Slagle, and lighting design by Kia Rogers. Marielle Duke is the Assistant Director, and the Production Stage Manager is Michelle Foster. Stefano Imbert will once again contribute his exceptional artwork for the production.
A young prince finds himself in the middle of duel. His family and friends look on, laughing carelessly. Somewhere nearby, the girl he loves lies buried in a fresh grave. These will be the prince’s last breaths, his last thoughts. The rest is silence.
Two Boomerang alums are the first to join the cast…Zack Calhoon (seen in Boomerang’s KING LEAR, GIANT-N-VARIATION and THE REAL THING) will play Prince Hamlet, and Mark Souza (Boomerang’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING) will star as Laertes. Additional casting to be announced.
Zack has done a number of shows with us including Billy in The Real Thing, Edmund in King Lear, Variation in the World Premier of Giant-N-Variation, Dex in Irvine Welsh’s (author of Trainspotting) play, You’ll Have Had Your Hole; and Prince Hal in Henry IV Part 1 . As a playwright, he’s been seen everywhere: Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Boomerang Theatre Co., East 3rd Productions, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, New Mummer Group, On the Square Productions, and Dreamscape Theatre. His new play RINO will appear in the 2012 Brick Theater’s Democracy Festival this summer, produced by Resonance Ensemble. AND he’s an Eagle Scout. More on Zack can be found at http://zackcalhoon.blogspot.com/
Mark has been a longtime member of the Boomerang extended family, and his work has been seen on stages across New York City. Some of his credits include productions of Polish Joke (Jasiu), Hack! (Bryan), All In the Timing (Various), Measure for Measure (Lucio), Talk to me like the Rain… (Man), Recent Tragic Events (Andrew), The Wedding Play (Mitch), and Swim Shorts (Steve). More information on Mark can be found at www.markmsouza.com
HAMLET performs Friday evenings at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm from June 23rd thru July 15th in Central Park. The Parks Department is refurbishing Boomerang Rock this summer, so we’ll let you know exactly where we’ll be very soon.
Time to get excited!