Paul Edward Hope (Ghost of Hamlet's father) and Manu Kumasi (Hamlet) in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's 2014 production of HAMLET directed by Sally Boyett. Joshua McKerrow
Performance Dates

In the more than 400 years since it was written, no play has ever rivaled -- let alone surpassed -- Hamlet. The Annapolis Shakespeare Company takes you deep into the mind of Shakespeare's most famous protagonist for a psychological thrill ride during Hamlet's descent into a homicidal rage, which leads to some of the greatest soliloquies in the English language. After the death of his father (King Hamlet), young Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his "foul and most unnatural murder," setting in motion a whirlwind of intrigue, violence and profound humor.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
165 minutes


Claudius/Ghost of Hamlet's Father
Rosencrantz/Marcellus/Gravedigger's Assistant
Osric/Player Queen
Cornelius/Player King/Francisco

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Fight Director: Paul Edward Hope
Voice & Dialect: Nancy Krebs