68th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet Symposia

For the Spring of 2017, we are proud to announce a very special all-Shakespeare semester in celebration of the opening of the new Hofstra Globe Stage! The festival begins with Hamlet by William Shakespeare and directed by Christopher Dippel running from March 2 through 12. There will be two discussions of the production on February 22 and March 1. As relevant today as it was over 400 years ago, Hamlet is a revenge tragedy like no other. When Hamlet learns the truth about his father’s “foul and most unnatural” death, he reflects on his life -- past, present, and future; mortal and immortal -- and provokes us to do the same.

In addition to our full-length Hamlet, our one-hour Romeo and Juliet, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), there will be special performances of Elizabethan works by the Music Department and Dance Program.

Hamlet Symposia
Dates/Times: Wednesday, February 22 and March 1, at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Martin and Toni Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
Admission: FREE 

Hamlet Performances:

Dates/Times: March 2 through 12
                   Friday, March 3 and 10, at 8 p.m.
                   Saturday, March 4 and 11, at 8 p.m.
                   Sunday, March 5 and 12, at 2 p.m.
                   Thursday, March 2, at 8 p.m. -- Join us for a reception at 6 p.m. and a post-show talkback
                   with cast and crew

Location:  Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Tickets: $12; $10 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID
Two free tickets with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard

Tickets are available through the Hofstra Box Office by calling 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and at HofstraTickets.com. Unless a performance is sold out, tickets are also available for purchase at the door (by cash or check only) starting 90 minutes before showtime.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017





Sosnoff Theater at John Cranford Adams Playhouse
Adams Playhouse
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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