Red Monkey Theater Group Presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Riverdale, N.Y. – Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG)—the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s resident theater company—joins the M&M Performing Arts Company to present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, Hamlet, in a fast-paced, 100-minute adaptation with intimate staging on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Both performances will be held in Cahill Theater and are free for College of Mount Saint Vincent students and staff with College ID.
The energetic, scaled-down production of Hamlet aims to remove as many barriers as possible between the Bard’s words and the audience.
“One of the reasons we come to the theater is to recognize ourselves, and Hamlet is an enduring character because people from all walks of life, ages, and nationalities have recognized their essential humanity in him,” said RMTG Artistic Director Tal Aviezer. “Shakespeare’s language is electrifying because he manages somehow to articulate thoughts that we all recognize as truth, but that we ourselves have never been able to express. We hope our production will convey that sense of emotional, intellectual, and spiritual homecoming to our audience.”
Directed by Tal Aviezer, the cast includes Kate Berg, Germainne Lebron, Nick Leshi, Melinda O’Brien, Lawrence J. Reina, Gregg Shults, and Mikel Von Brodbeck. The production team includes Rachel Tamarin, stage manager; Carolyn J. Fuchs, costume and set design; David Ullman, lighting design; and Mount student Emilie Swartvagher ’18, assistant stage manager.
There will be a complimentary post-performance discussion with the cast and director following the matinee on March 11.
This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
For tickets, directions, and additional details, please visit redmonkeytheater.org.
About Red Monkey Theater Group
Founded in 1999, Red Monkey Theatre Group (RMTG) is the resident theater company of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y. A nonprofit performing arts company operating out of Mount Saint Vincent’s Cahill Theater, RMTG is dedicated to enriching local communities through the cultivation, creation, and presentation of live theater. Company members have trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Moscow Arts Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, and other diverse institutions and programs. Past productions include the company’s original dramatic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, which enjoyed a month-long run at the Mazer Theater on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The group’s productions have toured throughout Westchester and the Bronx for the past several seasons, and RMTG shows have appeared as part of ArtsWestchester’s acclaimed Live at the X performance series. RMTG also collaborates with M&M Productions to present a series of site-specific Sherlock Holmes adventures at Lyndhurst, a historic gothic revival estate in Tarrytown, N.Y.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.