To finish its 50th season, Shakespeare Dallas will show Hamlet, performed by an all-woman cast.
The show runs Sept. 7-Oct. 15, and plays begin at 8 p.m. at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway. Tickets are available here.
“To have an all-woman cast for Hamlet is an exciting step,” says Artistic and Executive Director Raphael Parry. “Shakespeare had limited roles for women in his plays because the laws at the time did not allow them to perform on stage; all the roles were performed by men and boys. By converting some roles from the historical gender that they have been cast as opens the play up to new interpretations and provides much more access to the incredibly talented performers in our community, who are not traditionally offered these roles due to their gender representation.”
While the play is running, there are a few special nights. A North Texas Giving Day kick-off celebration is scheduled for Sept. 16. Bark in the Park, where visitors are invited to bring their dogs, is planned for Sept. 18, and a closing night celebration will be Oct. 15, including a bench dedication for Bob Glenn, the founder of Shakespeare Dallas.
Over the summer, Shakespeare Dallas has had performances of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.