Set in the summer of 1930 in rural Mississippi, Short Life of Trouble is a unique blend of Shakespeare's Hamlet, William faulkner interviews, original southern gothic text, and live bluegrass and gospel music.
PROMPTED TO REVENGE BY A QUESTIONABLE GHOST, HAMLET IS THRUST INTO A TURMOIL THAT PUTS BOTH HIS SANITY AND HIS SOUL AT STAKE, FORCING HIM AND THOSE AROUND HIM TO GRAPPLE WITH OUR LIMITED UNDERSTANDING OF MORTALITY AND OUR PLACE IN WHATEVER LIES BEYOND.
CREATED, WRITTEN AND ADAPTED BY VALERIE REDD
DIRECTED BY ERIC POWELL HOLM
CO-PRODUCER JACK SHARKEY
2015 NEW YORK INNOVATIVE THEATRE AWARD NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
CAST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
* DENOTES MEMBER AEA
John C. Egan as Ghost of Hamlet Sr, Preacher Man, and Gravedigger Gregory Isaac as Polonius and Traveling Tent Revivalist
*Sheila Joon as Horatio and Traveling Tent Revivalist *Suzy Kohane as Gertrude and Traveling Tent Revivalist
*Michael Markham as Claudius *Joseph Mitchell Parks as Laertes and Traveling Tent Revivalist
*Valerie Redd as Ophelia and Traveling Tent Revivalist *Brendan Spieth as Hamlet
*Andy Talen as Bernardo and Traveling Tent Revivalist
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Jill Woodward ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Katherine Holland
SCENIC DESIGN Anastasia Romantsova COSTUME DESIGN Christina Polhemus LIGHTING DESIGN Michael McGee
SOUND DESIGN Peter Mills Weiss