I’m thrilled to announce my next project: I’ll be playing my first Polonius in Hamlet for the inaugural production of new professional company Shakespeare@ in Jersey City, NJ. Hamlet will be played by Irish actor Jonathan Forbes (Amazon’s Catastrophe). My two children, Laertes and Ophelia, will be played by Aria Shaghasemi (CW’s Legacies) and Eden Brolin (Freeform’s Beyond), respectively. Also in the stellar cast are Mark Torres as Claudius and Thia Stephan as Gertrude, along with Francis Mateo, Fernando Hernández, André Revels, Tenzin Yeshi, Mark Jonathan Quiles, Alice Marks, Wesli Spencer, and Robert Steven Anderson.
Shakespeare@, the brainchild of Producing Artistic Director Sean Hagerty (who directed me in The Taming of the Shrew in NYC a few years back for NY Classical Theatre), will focus on creating intimate, accessible productions of Shakespeare plays in unique performance spaces in Jersey City, NJ. Hamlet will take place in Grace Church Van Vorst, and as you can see by the press photo here, it’s a gorgeous early Victorian church, so that will be the period for our production. It’s going to be thrilling theatre.
Hamlet will run Thursdays-Sundays only, March 28-April 14. Seating is very limited, so order your tickets now!