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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Directed by Beth Raas-Bergquist
January 18 – February 2, 2013
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, January 17, 2013
Industry Night on Monday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays and Industry Night are always Pay-What-You-Can!
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

Classic themes of sex, revenge, and power are examined in a new light in this gender-swapped 
production of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Hamlet's world is thrown into turmoil when her aunt murders 
her mother and marries her father. She contemplates suicide, abuses her boyfriend, and alienates 
her compatriots, all to punish the family that betrayed her. Though the traditional plot and time 
period of the play remain unchanged, the women philosophize, play politics, speak with ghosts, and 
mourn skulls, while the men are helpless against their destiny and that of Denmark, recast in the 
roles of the virgin and the whore.

"I think if you're going to do Hamlet, or any play by Shakespeare, you aren't necessarily going to 
make an original choice so you might as well make a big choice; this was the biggest choice I could
make conceptually that fit Ghost Light Theatricals' mission of re-exploring classical plays." 
- Founding Artistic Director, Beth Raas-Bergquist

Dayo Anderson – Hamlet
Ana Maria Campoy - Rosencrantz
Trish Cosgrove – Claudius
Stephanie Mallard Couch – Polonius
David Klein – Gertrude
Taryn Pearce – Horatio
Jen Ross – Guildenstern
Helen Roundhill – Laertes
Dylan Twiner – Ophelia
Carolynne Wilcox – Ghost, Player, Grave Digger

Jeff Carpenter – Set Design
Dani Dodge – Stage Manager
Justin Emerick – Production Manager
Jocelyne Fowler – Costume Designer
Chelsie Q. Hanner - Graphic Designer
Adam Raas – Dramaturg
Beth Raas-Bergquist – Director
Stephen Scheide – Fight Director
Jordan Sell – Light Design, Assistant Stage Manager
Dan Yost* – Sound Designer

*Dan Yost was nominated for the 2012 Gregory Award for Outstanding Sound/Music Design 
for his work on our production of Freak Storm.



The Rest is Silence by Justin Ison & Stephen Scheide
Directed by Justin Ison
January 25, 26, and February 1, 2 at 10:30 p.m.

Hamlet's best friend Horatio has become the world's first paranormal psychologist. Since, it is well-known, 
spirits cannot find their final resting place until their mortal affairs are in order, Horatio attempts 
to assist the ghosts of some famous Shakespearean characters using some modern psychology techniques, 
and enlists the help of some TV ghost hunters to rid himself of the most annoying spirit of all...

Tickets are only $5 and available exclusively at the door. Bring your program from Hamlet 
to receive a free PBR or Rainier beer!