Food Bank Players Perform Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Mae Spiegel &nbsp Members of the Food Bank Players take part in the final rehearsals before premiering their performance of Hamlet on Friday, August 19, at the Healing Garden.
Mae Spiegel -- Members of the Food Bank Players take part in the final rehearsals before premiering their performance of Hamlet on Friday, August 19, at the Healing Garden.

Food Bank Players Perform Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The Food Bank Players will premiere their upcoming show, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, on August 19, 2022. The play is presented by the West End Arts District.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a tragic tale estimated to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play tells the story of young prince Hamlet of Denmark, who feigns madness in his quest to avenge his father, but this feigned madness takes a toll on all those he holds dear. Hamlet explores the line between sanity and madness, peace and conflict, and life and death. Directed by Gene Kahane and Quinn Gilchrist, this production provides a fresh and musical take on Hamlet.

This is the Food Bank Players third production. The previous two have been A. R. Gurney’s dog comedy, Sylvia, and William Shakespeare's drama, Much Ado About Nothing.

The Food Bank Players will perform five shows of Hamlet on August 19, 20, 21, 27, and 28. All five shows begin at 6 p.m. in the Healing Garden at 1435 Webster St.

All five shows are free. However, the Players encourage attendees to show their appreciation for the production through donations made to the Alameda Food Bank. There will be opportunities to donate before and after each showing.

The performance space is outdoors so come prepared for various weather types with layers and a hat (if you so please). Street parking is limited in the area, so attendees are encouraged to come to the show by public transport or bicycle when possible.

More information about donations and tickets can be found at www.eventbrite.com/e/food-bank-players-hamlet-tickets-383631551297?aff=e....