The play’s the thing as two resident companies with two very different aesthetics take on one quintessential Shakespearean standard this summer. Jump-Start Performance Co., known for its experimental and original works, and Classic Theater of San Antonio, known for their professional productions of popular classics, collaborate on this exciting show…one of the last things that both companies will be presenting in the Sterling Houston Theater in the Blue Star Arts Complex before the lease is up mid-January.
Method & Madness: Hamlet 2013 is a fast-paced, edited (with a run-time of 90 minutes) and visceral interpretation of the well-known tale of the indecisive Dane that focuses on the twisted family dynamics in a minimalist style with steam-punk detailing. From co-direction (Diane Malone & S.T. Shimi) to design (including a lighting co-design by Rick Malone & Billy Muñoz) to a talented ensemble comprising members of Jump-Start & Classic (including Billy Muñoz & Linda Ford playing the split personalities of Hamlet), this production showcases the best aspects of both companies including physical theater, movement work, creative design and compelling performances. June 14-16, 21-23 2013
Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can on June 21st
Admission: $20 general admission, $15 students & seniors