Wednesday, April 6, 2022

At a rehearsal for 'Hamlet in Harlem' at Theater for the New City

Tomorrow (April 7) sees the debut of "Hamlet in Harlem" for a 3-week-plus run at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. at 10th Street.

The new play is written and directed by Alberto Ferreras. Here's a quick overview of the self-described "politically incorrect comedy that promises murder, mystery, offensive stereotypes and cultural appropriations."
"Hamlet in Harlem" is the story of an empathetic caucasian filmmaker Jason Harriman who dreams about producing an all-Latino version of Hamlet that takes place in "el Barrio." The only problem is that he doesn’t know much about Latinos, he doesn’t know much about Harlem, and he doesn’t know much about Hamlet either.
EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by the theater for rehearsal on Monday...
Ferreras is known for his award-winning novel "B as in Beauty" (Hachette 2009). He is the creator of "Habla," the long-running HBO documentary series about the U.S. Latino experience (2003-2022), and "Somos," a new video-installation about Latino identity commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution for the National Museum of American History.
You can catch the 70-minute play on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sundays. Find ticket info here. "Hamlet in Harlem" runs through April 24.

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