Chesapeake City is about to be transformed to a little piece of Stratford-on-Avon.
Brown Box will bring Hamlet to Chesapeake City.
"We want people to come. "It is exciting for theater and Shakespeare lovers," said Chesapeake City town manager Sandra Edwards.
The performance is free and open to the public. Chesapeake City pays $3,000 to bring the traveling theatre to the area. Pell Gardens has hosted this event for seven years.
This year's production of Hamlet features treason, intrigue, and betrayal, culminating to form this harrowing and timeless theatrical masterpiece. The Pell Gardens show is September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
All Hamlet performances are free, outdoors, and open to all audiences. Funding for this event is provided in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, Delaware Division of the Arts, and Talbot County Arts Council - organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
Brown Box Theatre Project is returning with their largest and most ambitious production yet. The troupe’s much-anticipated presentation of Hamlet will enjoy a four-week tour to 17 outdoor venues throughout Delmarva August 31-September 23, including the Pell Gardens show.
Brown Box’s annual tradition will continue the company’s mission of delivering professional, impactful shows.
In keeping with this model, Hamlet will transform public spaces throughout Delmarva into vibrant cultural and tourist destinations, marking a significant victory for accessible arts programming and creative spaces in the area.
A Delmarva native himself, Artistic Director Kyler Taustin was troubled by a lack of cultural opportunities while growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and has since committed his career to building up interest in theater. “Geography and cost should not exclude people from the arts.” The company seeks to use performance as a way to reach new communities, share diverse stories, and spark conversation," Taustin said.
Hamlet, Shakespeare’s pivotal work, delves deep into the recesses of human consciousness in a raw and unforgiving examination of a treacherous political landscape and one Prince’s struggle with the weighty consequences of action, inaction, pain, numbness, and the ever-terrifying unknown murder..
Brown Box Theatre Project's mission is to bring high-quality theatre to communities that otherwise lack access to the performing arts.
The constant goal in all their programming is to bring down barriers that separate potential audiences from live theatre and to introduce the performing arts to the widest audience possible.
Bring a blanket or chair for sitting.
Please visit www.brownboxtheatre.org for the full performance schedule.