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Shakespeare & Friends : Hamlet

September 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - September 24, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

World-premiere Shakespeare adaptation brings the Bard to life

Hamlet: The Requiem debuts in three cities this September

Who: Shakespeare & Friends

What: Hamlet: The Requiem world-premiere performance

Where: Tryon Depot Room, 22 Depot Street, Tryon

When: September 21-24. 8 PM performances.

Tickets: $25-$30 available through Eventbrite



Tryon, North Carolina – Shakespeare & Friends, a theater group based in Tryon, plans to breathe new life into William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. Hamlet: The Requiem is an original adaptation offering a fresh take on the timeless play, written and directed by Anthony Abraira and featuring a cast of top actors from Tryon.

Both traditional Shakespeare enthusiasts and the younger, digital generation are invited into the world of Hamlet, with an immersive plot, shortened duration, and minimalist staging.

Hamlet: The Requiem will be presented at the historic Tryon Depot from September 21 through 24. All performances will be at 8 PM.

Director Anthony Abraira describes the production as: “a witnessing rather than a performance, aiming to create a unique and intimate connection between the audience and the world of Hamlet. No intermission will intensify the dramatic tension, ensuring spectators remain fully-engaged from beginning to end. A beautiful row of dominos is set, ready to fall at any moment.”

While the original lines were written by Shakespeare, they have been cleverly rearranged and, at times, reassigned to different characters, enhancing Shakespeare’s poetic genius with a familiar meter for modern dialogue that catches the ear.

In addition to its innovative storytelling and captivating performances, the production of Hamlet: The Requiem by Shakespeare & Friends promises to create an immersive and cinematically scored world.”♦


September 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
September 24, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
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Tryon Depot
22 Depot Street
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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