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Department of Theatre and Dance

GRAVEDIGGER'S TALE at Longstreet Theatre | April 21-23

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

The UofSC Dept. of Theatre and Dance

Gravedigger's Tale

An Interactive Retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Conceived and Directed by
Robert Richmond

Performed by
Louis Butelli

April 21-23, 2016

Longstreet Theatre
1300 Greene St.

Show Times:

6pm nightly

Free Admission

Sponsored in part by

Presented as part of the celebration of the First Folio exhibition at the University of SC, Gravediggers Tale is a new interactive one-man play based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the Gravedigger appears briefly in Act V to perform a comic exchange with a fellow gravedigger before speaking to Hamlet and presenting him with the jester Yorick’s skull.  Our Gravedigger arrives with a trunk and a book and answers “questions” from the audience with pieces of text from Hamlet. Conceived and directed by Robert Richmond (Folger Theatre’s Julius Caesar, Richard III, Henry V and more) and performed by Louis Butelli, this forty-minute interactive audience experience combines the text from Hamlet with some original and traditional music.

You won't want to miss this entertaining and enlightening opportunity to delve into one of Shakespeare's greatest works!  Make it part of a full and fun evening of Shakespeare by seeing The Tempest at Drayton Hall Theatre afterward!

Watch the video below for a taste of what's in store!