Written by Michael Laurence Directed by Lisa PetersonAugust 28 - October 25, 2015 Playing at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Pl) Featuring Annette O'Toole and Michael Laurence
Production Photos Photo Credit: Tristan Fuge For more photos, click HERE See what Michael, Lisa and Annette have to say about Hamlet in Bed!
Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the famous Gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of the queen, his mother. Hamlet In Bed is a twisty and darkly comic story about mothers and sons. About what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now. And about families- the ones we’re born into, and the ones we find along the way.
Creative Team Playwright, Michael Laurence Director, Lisa Peterson Scenic Design, Rachel Hauck Costume Design, Jessica Pabst Lighting Design, Scott Zielinski Sound Design, Bart Fasbender Props Design, Zach Serafin Projections Design, Dave Tennent Fight Director, J. David Brimmer Production Manager, Jeremy Duncan Pape Production Stage Manager, Michal V. Mendelson Assistant Stage Manager, Emily Paige Ballou
About the Playwright Michael Laurence: Theatre credits include Talk Radio (Broadway), Appropriate (Signature), The Few (Old Globe), The Morini Strad (Primary Stages), Desire Under the Elms (Broadway), Opus (Primary Stages), Horsedreams (Rattlestick), Diary of a Teenage Girl (New Georges/3LD), Two Rooms (PlatformGroup), Lydie Breeze (NYTW), Tooth of Crime (Signature), Book of Days (Signature), John Proctor in The Crucible (Hartford Stage), Mikey Dillon in Good People (Huntington), Starbuck in The Rainmaker (Arena), Eric Bogosian’s Humpty Dumpty (McCarter), Seattle Rep, Shakespeare Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Westport, Wilma, Humana, others. He is the playwright/performer of the solo-play Krapp,39 (Soho Playhouse-NY/ Tristan Bates - London/ Drama Desk nomination). His television credits include The Heart She Holler (series regular), Damages (recurring), The Good Wife, Elementary, Person Of Interest, Third Watch, Johnny Zero, FX, GhostStories, As the World Turns, and What’s Not To Love? for SHOWTIME. His film credits include One For the Money, Man On A Ledge, A Walk In The Park, The Operator, Follow Me Outside, Room314, Escape Artists, Claire Dolan, Love God, Particles of Truth, other indies.
Performance Schedule Monday, Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm Ticket Information Regular Ticket Price (Previews Only, Aug 28-Sept 16), $25 Regular Ticket Price (After Previews, Sept 17-Oct 25), $35 Under 30/Theater Artist Ticket Price (Valid I.D. Required), $10 Student Ticket Price (Valid I.D. Required), $5 Run Time 90 mins w/no intermission *Please remember that there is no late seating for this performance of Hamlet in Bed.