Patrick Alparone as Hamlet, Cole Smith as Claudius and Melissa Hillman as Gertrude

hamlet (ophelia)

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Melissa Hillman

Impact Theatre

La Val's Subterranean, Berkeley, California

with Patrick Alparone, Cole Smith, Melissa Hillman, John Ferreira, Alex Klein and Christopher Chen

"Points to Impact for attempting one of Shakespeare's longest and most challenging works in a compact and contemporary form... There's real tenderness between Laertes and Ophelia...Patrick Alparone (Hamlet) seethes and maintains his focus admirably… this is a more successful Hamlet than you might expect for the basement of a pizza parlor."
- Lisa Drostova, The East Bay Express