3Ps, Bare Bodkin, and Torn Ticket II present “Hamlet, the Hip-Hopera” on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m in Balch Arena Theater. The musical is directed by John-Michael Sequeira, A12, and written/musical directed by Tucker Delaney-Winn, A12.
“Hamlet, the Hip-Hopera” is a hip-hop musical of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It contains a script that mixes contemporary and Elizabethan language. The crux of the play is that the most famous, iconic scenes from Hamlet have been transformed into raps, rap battles and spoken-word poetry. Humor has been added, but ultimately the story stays true to the spirit of the original play.
Check out their Tumblr blog for funny quotes from rehearsal, cast profiles and more, and watch this trailer for a glimpse of what’s to come:
You can also check out the guerrilla performance in Dewick from Wednesday night:
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