Torn Out theater brought an all-female production of The Tempest to Prospect Park last year. Now they’re back with another of the bard’s classic plays, an all male nude production of Hamlet.
Whether you’re a fan of Shakespeare or naked dudes, Prospect park has a treat in store for you.
If you think back to last year, you may remember an all-female troupe of actors performing Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The troupe used nudity to dramatize the play’s themes of alienation and reconciliation and the show built “on a long tradition of free expression in theatrical productions held in outdoor settings” according to the website (www.thefreetempest.com) that has since gone offline. The group has worked for over six years to educate people about their rights and to change attitudes about non-sexual nudity.
The Tempest was a complete success, “Salon” called the show both “brave and beautiful.” Following that past success, the group, Torn Out Theater, are back, but this time with an all-male nude staging of Hamlet.
Torn out say this of their new show:
“Walking around naked in public might seem like an insane thing to do, even if you’re the Prince of Denmark.
But when your world is run by liars who tell you when to smile and what to wear, maybe “insane” is the only honest thing to be.”
Torn Out Theater’s “full monty” version of Hamlet in The Music Pagoda in Prospect Park on August 10, 11, and 12 at 5:30 pm, then again on August 13 at 2:00 pm.
Better pray it’s not too cold out fellas.
Featured image source [Torn Out Theater]