Sunday, August 6th @ 13:15
Monday, August 7th @ 13:15
Wednesday, August 9th @ 13:15
BIG BROTHER HAMLET will rock you to the core and remind you why this is one of the greatest tales in Western Theatre. Polonius and the Grave Diggers are funny as ever, and even though you probably already know the story, you'll be shocked at all the right places. Plus the Chorus of Hooded Watchers theatricalize the ever-presentess of surveillance technology in the creepiest of ways. The new leader, Claudius, integrates technology into every aspect of the island nation threatened by the rising sea levels in 2036. Elsinore struggles under inept leadership, and though surveillance technology gives the illusion of control, paranoia abounds. Throughout the play young Hamlet struggles to know the difference between facts and alternate facts.
BIG BROTHER HAMLET'S principle scenic element is computer projection mapping: a drone appears on stage and projects live audience images, onstage programmers take shifts at a laptop during the show, the projected ghost of Hamlet’s father moves and changes throughout the space, Hamlet’s journey to England is tracked as a blue dot on a map, and more.
Live and prerecorded projections, cell phones and cameras, lend the play its appearance of facts, evidence and knowledge. But some things are simply beyond our power.
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A truly unique Redlands learning experience! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to study abroad while showcasing their talents at the most prestigious arts festival in the world.Support BIG BROTHER HAMLET