New Theatre’s ‘Women Playing Hamlet’ dares to be funny

April 7, 2015 5:42 PM

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New Theatre’s ‘Women Playing Hamlet’ dares to be funny

Flipping the script on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in numerous ways, playwright William Missouri Downs has crafted a comedy in which women get all the stage time.

Women Playing Hamlet is no towering tragedy. Rather, it’s an amusing behind-the-scenes look at an actor’s process, the pretentious characters one can meet in the worlds of theater and academia, and the sometimes-tortuous path that comes with taking a big artistic risk.

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