Winner of BEST OF THE SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL, this original production features two grotesque anti-clowns mocking our relationship with death and its most famous messenger, Hamlet. Improvisation and audience participation feature prominently in the show as these two prophetic pranksters react to the dead body of Prince Hamlet and use it to play a disturbingly hilarious set of games based on one theme: denying mortality. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare’s Hamlet necessary. Simply bring your deep discomfort with dying and prepare for a 60-minute deathmatch.
“Naked Empire Bouffon Company deliver the goods in unexpected ways in You Killed Hamlet, or Guilty Creatures Sitting At A Play. It’s vile and provocative, but it’s also a very sly, smart commentary on a culture busily amusing itself as it slides off this mortal coil, too afraid to talk about serious things, and too busy dumbing itself down.” -John Marcher, A Beast In A Jungle
Co-creators/Performers: Nathaniel Justiniano and Ross Travis | www.nakedempirebouffon.org http://youtu.be/wgyd8KIolnQ
The Interview Questions:
May 31st @ 6:30pm, June 1st @ 8pm, June 2nd @ 7pm
Pia Bouman Studio Theatre – 6 Noble St.