It has long been a dream of mine to utilize our beautiful seminary spaces in new and inspiring ways as well as to foster more art in and around the campus. Therefore, it gives me great delight to announce our second imported theatrical production of the academic year. This time the imaginative mind behind it is our very own Mara Sherman, Administrative Coordinator of the Doctoral Programs.
On Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Scott Lounge, we will host her critically acclaimed show, A Two Woman Hamlet. No matter how many versions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet you've seen, you have never seen it like this: Mara, along with two gifted Washington actresses, came up with the brilliant idea of doing the entire play (well, nearly all of it) performed by only two women. Armed with nothing but a fake skull, a real shovel, and a lot of imagination, Shakespeare’s classic comes to life in daring and hilarious new ways. The play which is preceded by a festive reception in the refectory will last 90 minutes with no intermission. Seating is limited so be sure to register early.
We are seeking to model modes and strategies for congregations. It is amazing how many great shows are out there, which a congregation could invite to perform in their parish. So please come and think about ministry in the future.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President