Aubrey Deeker is making his Denver Center debut as Hamlet. Amelia Pedlow, who pays Ophelia, last performed here in “The Liar.”
By John Moore
The cast of the Denver Center’s upcoming “Hamlet” gathered for the first time today to meet, greet, talk about production visions and conduct a read-through.
Director Kent Thompson talked to the cast about how Shakespeare’s play is anything but a play about indecision, otherwise it would not be the most performed play in the world. He described a young man of privilege, a brilliant intellectual raised to be very knowing of humanity, who suddenly finds himself responding to grief, loss, treachery and despair, all at an age before he has reached emotional maturity.
"Hamlet" plays in the Stage Theatre from Jan. 23 through Feb. 23. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org.