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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388


HAMLET, PRINCE OF CUBA

March 23–May 6

HAMLET, PRINCE OF CUBA

By William Shakespeare, Adapted by Michael Donald Edwards

Spanish Translation by Nilo Cruz

Hamlet’s intense struggle to understand the meaning in human life has captivated playgoers for more than 400 years. Now, Sarasota audiences will be the first to see a distinctively Cuban Hamlet, which reveals new perspectives on the classic work, while staying true to the essence of Shakespeare’s original story. With performances in both Spanish and English*, this new adaptation is a fresh and stunning portrayal of a son’s struggle to pursue justice for his father, and the consequences that threaten to destroy the lives of those he loves.

*All performances are in English through May 6. Performances in Spanish with English supertitles on May 3 at 8 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. (Moderate violence)

 

Fox News Tampa Bay: Charley Belcher heads to Asolo Repertory Theatre to preview their production of Hamlet: Prince of Cuba.

 

Hamlet, Prince of Cuba Programs & Events

Tuesday, April 3
Student Matinee Performance - Hamlet, Prince of Cuba – Performance in English.
Location: Mertz Theatre
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 5
Through the Eyes of a Critic – Post-show discussion led by Jay Handelman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune with cast member Frankie J. Alvarez.
Location: Asolo Rep Mezzanine
Time: Approx. 10:15 p.m. – Following evening performance

Thursday, April 12
Fox 13 Morning Show – Cast members Frankie J. Alvarez, Andhy Mendez, Gisela Chípe, and Emilio Delgado will be interviewed several times throughout the show by host Charley Belcher.
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Friday, April 13
Student Matinee Performance - Hamlet, Prince of Cuba – Performance inEnglish.
Location: Mertz Theatre
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, April 15
Meet the Actors - Post-show discussion facilitated by Asolo Rep Staff – featuring multiple cast members
Location: Mertz Theatre
Time: Approx. 4:15 – Following matinee performance

Friday, April 20
“Back to the Future: the Return of Spanish Language to Art and Culture in SW Florida” Moderated by: USF Professor, Dr. Carlos Cano, Associate Professor of Spanish American Culture, Film and Literature
Partners: University of South Florida (USF), Unidos Now, and Asolo Rep
Dr. Cano will moderate a panel composed of Tampa residents – including an original member of the Ybor family, and members of a Tampa-based Cuban theatre group. Cast members of Hamlet, Prince of Cuba – Emilio Delgado, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Andhy Mendez – will perform selected scenes and participate in the discussion.
Location: Centro Asturiano de Tampa, 1913 North Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28
Bilingual Early Stages - For Families with Children ages 0-6. Come play with us as we use storytelling and interactive exercises to engage with popular children's books and enter the world of your favorite characters!
Special Guest: Emilio Delgado
Location: Asolo Rep Rehearsal Hall
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 1
Tuesday Talkback: Post-show conversation with cast member Gisela Chípe facilitated by Asolo Rep staff
Location: Asolo Rep Mezzanine
Time: Approx. 9:45 – Following evening performance

Wednesday, May 2
Panel Discussion - Cultural Intersections: To Be or Not To Be/Ser or no ser?
Guests: Dr. Andy Gomez – Senior Fellow of the Institute of Cuba and Cuban American Studies, University of Miami
Dan Erikson – Senior Advisor, Western Hemisphere Affairs, US Department of State, Author of  The Cuba Wars (tentative)
Nilo Cruz – Playwright, Hamlet, Prince of Cuba
Moderated by: Kelly Kirschner, former Mayor, City of Sarasota, currently of Unidos Now
A discussion on the past, present, and future of Cuban-American identity and culture, examining the role of the arts in bridging cultural divides, creating social capital, and promoting engaged citizenship.
Location: Cook Theatre
Time: 5:00 p.m.
This event will be preceded by cocktails and Cuban coffee – available in the main lobby.

Thursday, May 3
Unidos Now Fundraiser – Pre-Show Dinner featuring director Michael Edwards and playwright Nilo Cruz. Catered by the Columbia restaurant – the oldest Cuban-American restaurant in the state of Florida.
Location: Asolo Rep Mezzanine
Time:5:30 p.m.

Spanish Language Opening Night - Hamlet, Prince of Cuba – Performance in Spanish with English supertitles.
Location: Mertz Theatre
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 4
Student Matinee Performance - Hamlet, Prince of Cuba – Performance in Spanish with English supertitles.
Location: Mertz Theatre
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion - Art as Language: Manifestations of Bilingualism
Guests: Dr. Carlos Cano, Associate Professor of Spanish American Culture, Film and Literature at the University of South Florida
Nilo Cruz – Playwright, Hamlet, Prince of Cuba
Michael Edwards – Asolo Rep Producing Artistic Director and director of Hamlet, Prince of Cuba 
Johannes Werner – Editor, Cuba Standard
Location: Cook Theatre
Time: 2:00 p.m. – Following student matinee performance
This event will be preceded by Cuban coffee – available in the main lobby.

Saturday, May 5
Pre-Show Reception – Sponsored by Bright House Networks, featuring Cuban food, a three piece guitar ensemble, and live-streaming from a radio affiliate.
Location: Asolo Rep Main Lobby
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Matinee Performance - Hamlet, Prince of Cuba – Performance in Spanish with English supertitles.
Location: Mertz Theatre
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Bilingual Meet the Actors – Post-show discussion facilitated by Asolo Rep Staff – featuring multiple cast members
Moderated by: Jesse Ontiveros, Assistant Director for Hamlet, Prince of Cuba & Irma Murillo of Bright House Networks
Location: Mertz Theatre
Time: Approx. 4:15 – Following matinee performance
The pre and post show events on May 5 are sponsored in part by Bright House Networks and InfoMas.

Friday, May 11
Performance in Miami – Hamlet, Prince of Cuba
Location: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Time: 8:00
Language: Spanish

Saturday, May 12
Performance in Miami – Hamlet, Prince of Cuba
Location: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Time: 3:00
Language: English

Saturday, May 12
Performance in Miami – Hamlet, Prince of Cuba
Location: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Time: 8:00
Language: English

Sunday, May 13
Performance in Miami – Hamlet, Prince of Cuba
Location: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Time: 3:00
Language: Spanish

 

The series of public programming events surrounding Hamlet, Prince of Cuba is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of Sarasota.

For more information, or to make a reservation for any of these events, contact: education@asolo.org or (941) 351-9010 x 3333

 

 

 

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