Hamlet - San Francisco's McLaren Park Performances

Starts: Saturday September 23 2017, 2:00pm

Ends: Sunday October 1 2017, 2:00pm

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In 2017, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival celebrates 35 years as the Bay Area’s acclaimed provider of free and accessible Shakespeare performances and education programs. For this historic year, we're presenting Hamlet for the first time at Free Shakespeare in the Park. Shakespeare's famous tragedy, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during troubled times. Hamlet is torn between avenging his father’s murder, or going along quietly with the new regime and his mother Gertrude's marriage to the new King. Finding an ally in the audience, he shares his inner turmoil in a series of soliloquies which have become familiar all over the world – from “Oh, what a rogue and peasant slave am I” to, most famously, “To be or not to be."

Want to learn more about Hamlet? Check out our family-friendly Green Show at 1:30pm before every performance!

McLaren Park Performance Dates

(Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive)

- Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 pm – Preview
- Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm – Opening
- Friday, September 29 at 10:00 am
- Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 pm
- Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 pm - CLOSING