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Fortinbras - At John Hinkel Park

By Lee Blessing
Directed by Michael R. Cohen
Fri/Sat/Sun - July 3rd/4th/5th - 4 p.m.
Sat/Sun - July 11th/12th - 4 p.m.
Sat/Sun - July 18th/19th - 4 p.m.

FREE at John Hinkel Park

 "Fortinbras" is the story of what happened after "Hamlet" - the sequel, if you prefer.  In the story, Fortinbras has been granted via Hamlet's dying words the key to the kingdom of Denmark.  Upon arriving and being told the story of lust, betrayal, murder, suicide, and just plain old dithering, Fortinbras decides this story won't do for his plan to consolidate his power, and orders Horatio and his underlings to make up a new, better, more noble and palatable story as to how he obtained his position.  The ghosts of "Hamlet" come back to haunt Fortinbras, in order to force him to let the truth be told.  A humorous tale, but one with a real message for our times - the importance of the TRUTH!

Michael R. Cohen is the president of Actors Ensemble, and veteran director in the Bay Area at both Actors Ensemble and Ross Valley Players.  He last directed "The Skin of Our Teeth" for Actors Ensemble back in 2019, and is currently directing the Ross Alternative Works play "The Packrat Gene" opening April 24th.

Fortinbras Poster

Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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