415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Hamlet Poster


Closed October 15, 2017

Shakespeare shows us how quickly change can happen-how an orderly kingdom ruled by a loving king can, in one stroke, become unrecognizable

Why See Hamlet?

To see or not to see

For their first Shakespeare production since 1996 and in celebration of their 50th anniversary, A.C.T welcome back Tony nominee John Douglas Thompson to star as the infamous Dane in the Bard's finest tragedy. Considered the pinnacle of an actor's career, Hamlet continues to captivate, shock and resonate with every iteration.

Upon his return to his home state after years away, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is greeted by the unwelcome truth that his father, the King has died and his mother has re-married to his uncle. When his father's ghost appears to him and tells him the truth behind his untimely demise, so begins a tale of revenge, paranoia and violence that sends the Prince spinning into a madness he will never recover from.

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Opening night: 27 September 2017

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2 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)

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C. Patel: “Hamlet”

The best play I've ever seen at ACT. Equal to any I've seen in NYC (except... more

Lynne: “It's All About Hamlet”

I went to see John Douglas Thompson as the lead. I was not disappointed... more

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