Hamlettes
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Middle school Shakespeare enthusiasts Alexandra and Chloe decide to start a theatre club and Hamlet will be their first project. Bossy Alexandra will play Hamlet (obviously), which leaves aspiring actress Chloe with every other character. Not interested in playing Hamlet's spurned love interest, Chloe enlists an innocent classmate, conveniently named Ophelia, to play her namesake. Deciding to never break character as an "exercise", the girls' vague romances and less vague resentments cause their adolescent drama to spiral dangerously out of control. This relatable play is equal parts hilarious satire and heartbreaking drama about the traumas of pre-adolescent emotional chaos.

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