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The 17th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall
Directed by Dr. Jan Powell
July 9 – August 2, 2015
This summer, we are excited to explore Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, will take on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his characters’ nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to an ancient throne. All the immortal passion, tumult, and force of Shakespeare’s text will shine in this contemporary kingdom, as our 21st century Hamlet contends with a feckless mother, venomous stepfather, and forbidden love.
Arrive at 6pm and stroll through the gardens, or bring your picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn while being serenaded with songs and monologues from our Festival Young Company actors. Then enjoy the performance in comfortable stadium style outdoor seating.
New Earlier Start Time for all shows – 7:30pm.
Summer Box Office Hours: 12pm-5pm Monday-Wednesday; 1pm – 6pm, Thursday – Friday
Quill Box Office: 804-340-0115
The Agecroft Box Office will open on show nights at 6pm, and can be reached at: 804-353-4241.
RAIN POLICY FOR THE RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
IF IT’S RAINING BEFORE THE SHOW...
…remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or canceling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts. Starting at 7pm, you can call Agecroft Hall at (804) 353-4241 to check on our status.
IF IT RAINS DURING THE SHOW…
…the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let up. If we can’t go on, then–
- If we stopped before intermission, you have a choice: 1) full refund at point of purchase OR 2) voucher to return on another night.
- If the play is rained out after intermission, you will receive a voucher only. Please note: you must be present to receive a rain voucher.