|Ben Gorman as Claudius and Patrick Earl as Hamlet in HAMLET. Photo by Michael Bailey.|
Susie Parr, a newcomer to the ASC, is wonderful as a sweet but mentally fractured Ophelia. She might just be the best Ophelia I've seen. Stephen Brunson turns in a great performance as the overblown Polonius and Patrick Poole is fantastic as Laertes. The gravedigger scene with Andrew Goldwasser (Guildenstern, Gravedigger, Marcellus) and Josh Innerst (Ghost King, Player King, Fortinbras, Gravedigger) is also very well done. The rest of the ensemble includes: Alexandra Leigh as Voltemond & Player Villain, Stephanie Holladay Earl as Gertrude, Ben Gorman as Claudius, Emily Joshi-Powell as Reynaldo, Bernardo, & Rosencrantz, and Tim Sailer as Horatio.
The music for this tour is going to be fantastic, with a great selection of tunes that showcase the multi-talented performers.