Michael Barakiva, Granada Artist-in-Residence at UC Davis, directs the absurdist comedy that elevates two minor characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet to central roles. The play features witty fast-paced dialogue and philosophical ponderings that involve meaning, being, and knowing. “There are times when things make sense and there are times when you’re transported from one space to another and reality bends to accommodate desire or fear,” Barakiva notes. “We’re using Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Lorca’s traveling band of actors as inspiration,” he continues. “It’s somewhere between Shakespeare and Beckett.”
- Remaining shows: Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3 at 8 p.m. Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis
- Purchase tickets: 530.754.2787, or toll-free 866.754.2787 or http://tickets.mondaviarts.org
- More information: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu or http://facebook.com/ucdtheatredance
Note: photos were taken during a dress rehearsal Wednesday night. Thank you to the director, crew, and cast.