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Hamlet at The Duke on 43nd Street

Theatre for a New Audience's Winter-Spring Shakespeare Season which begins with Othello continues with Hamlet which opens on 26 Mar 2009, following previews from 15 Mar and plays through to 19 Apr 2009. Both productions play at The Duke on 42nd Street.

Hamlet: Tragedy of a young man haunted by his father's ghost and driven to the edge of madness in his obsession to avenge his death.

Rounding out the acting company are Scott Drummond (Bernardo), Jonathan Fried (The Ghost), Sean Haberle (Marcellus), Tom Hammond (Horatio), John Christopher Jones (Gravedigger), Craig Pattison (Rosencrantz), Ryan Quinn (The Player Queen and Osiric), Robert Stattel (The Player King) and Richard Topol (Guildenstern).

The creative team features set design by Antje Ellermann, costumes by Beth Clancy, lighting by Marcus Doshi and Sound by Jane Shaw.

Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director said, "Theatre for a New Audience's cornerstone is Shakespeare. We're thrilled to be presenting two great tragedies each with full casts. Together these productions are employing a total of 29 Actor Equity actors and stage managers. This is the first time we are producing Hamlet and the second time we have produced Othello. Both plays are particularly apt for our times."

Christian Camargo, who played the title role in Theatre for a New Audience's production of 'Coriolanus,' plays Hamlet. Camargo most recently appeared on Broadway in Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' (George Deever: revival 2008) directed by Simon McBurney and previously in David Hare's 'Skylight' (Edward Sergeant: 1996). Other appearances include London's Shakespeare's Globe with Mark Rylance and the Showtime drama, 'Dexter,' in which he played the role of 'Rudy Cooper.'

David Esbjornson was the Artistic Director of the Tony Award winning Seattle Repertory Theatre. Other credits include Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Delacorte; the Broadway productions of Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning play 'The Goat or Who is Sylvia?' (2002), and Arthur Miller's 'Ride Down Mount Morgan' (2000). Off-Broadway, he staged the revival of Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' and at Classic Stage Company, where Esbjornson was Artistic Director, his productions included 'Th�r�se Raquin' (OBIE for Direction), 'The Entertainer' (Drama League Nomination Best Revival) and 'Endgame' by Samuel Beckett (Drama Desk Nomination Best Revival).

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