As part of its ongoing commitment to developing new American work, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T). presents a reading of Sarah Schulman's play The Lady Hamlet, in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museum and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30pm at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge. The reading is free and open to the public.
Two artists, both born to play Hamlet, also happened to be born women. With 1920s New York City as their sparring field, Margo Stayden Burns and Helene de Montpelier discover themselves engaged in a war of wits that leaves their colleagues and lovers caught in the crossfire. Tony-nominated actress Kate Burton reads Helene opposite Jennifer Van Dyck as Margo, directed by Huntington Theatre Artistic Director Peter DuBois.
The Lady Hamlet reading is presented as part of the Shakespeare Exploded New Play Reading Series.
For more information on this series, please visit www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/festival/shakespeare-exploded
The reading has been made possible through the generous support of Learning From Performers, a program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard, through the Melvoin Family Fund. It will be followed by a post-performance discussion with playwright Sarah Schulman.
The Lady Hamlet is presented in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museum and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts during the “ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993” exhibition at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Sarah Schulman’s Oral History Project, created with Jim Hubbard, is a central component of this exhibition and will be on display at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts October 15 – December 23, 2009. For more information on the exhibition visit www.harvardartmuseum.org