Oscar nominee and Tony, Olivier, and Golden Globe winner Janet McTeer stars in this world premiere by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Dead Accounts), in a production directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Present Laughter, Hand to God). The work is a commission of the Roundabout Theatre Company, whose New Play Initiative is devoted to the development and production of new works by significant writers and artists.
SYNOPSIS: Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career.
October 15 - 21 - Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @2pm and 7pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @7pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm
October 22 - November 11 - Tuesday @8pm, Wednesday @2pm and 8pm, Thursday @8pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm
- Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission
- Playwright: Theresa Rebeck