To study philosophy or not to study philosophy, that is the question -- or one of them -- faced by the famed Prince of Denmark as he returns for his senior year of college, circa 1517. In David Davalos' hyper-literate comedy, Hamlet is focused on his tennis game while philosophy prof Dr. Faustus and theologist Martin Luther engage in a spirited volley to try to lure him into their schools of thought. Described as "a crackling good bit of entertainment" by The New York Times, Wittenberg turns the tables on Shakespeare's greatest tragic hero, describing his early life with rapier wit and hilarious wordplay, blending historical fact with contemporary sensibility and telling a story that's just all-around fun. History may not have been kind to these characters in the end, but watching them get their start is an absolute joy.
This play is recommended for patrons aged 18 and older.
The running time is about 2 hours with intermission.
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