Sex. Violence. Media. Facebook. What is our modern-day revolution? Heiner Müller wrote Hamletmachine in Germany in 1977 but the question is still pertinent today.
Müller’s play already takes Shakespeare’s Hamlet and rips it to shreds; this April, we will make it a fully interactive experience in search of answers to questions like:
What does it mean to stage a revolution today, and what do we have to fight against? What constitutes revolt in the age of Facebook? How does the ever-changing nature of gender politics affect this discussion and what is the role of the media in the conversation?
CMC Sound Arts student, Nolan Lem, has created the sound elements for this contemporary production.
Performances will take place April 11th-13th at Columbia’s Schapiro Studio. Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 1pm. Admission will be free.
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