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Riot Grrrls Shakespeare
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare

directed by Lise Bruneau


Enter Ophelia, distracted
created by Kimberly Gilbert

choreography by Erin F. Mitchell


Hamlet, Q1
by William Shakespeare

directed by Joel David Santner

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Tickets Available Now

February 5 - 28, 2015
Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30pm
Plus 3pm matinees on 2/21 and 2/28
Pay-what-you-can preview on Feb 5 at 7:30pm

at the
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE WDC 20003



Tickets Available Now

Feb 20 at 8pm
Feb 21 at 4:30pm

Two Shows Only

at the
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE WDC 20002



Tickets Available Now

May 1 - 23, 2015
Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30pm
Plus a 3pm matinees on 5/30
Pay-what-you-can preview on May 1 at 7:30pm

at the
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE WDC 20003

Under the direction of company member Lise Bruneau, the Riot Grrrls return in February to conquer The Tempest. Overthrown duke (and magician) Prospero conjures a storm to bring his usurpers to the mystical island where he and his daughter have lived for twelve years—just to set things straight.

The celebrated Isabelle Anderson, who played the title role in Titus Andronicus, returns to play Prospero.

The Riot Grrrls are here to liberate us all. Shakespeare’s Tempest provides a sweeping story full of love and magic, a good dose of revenge, and exactly one part for a woman. Need we say more?

Great actresses should play great parts. So they will!


Beneath all the plotting, the spying, the machinations in the court, while Hamlet is pretending to be mad to get closer to what he wants, a very real tragedy is slowly unfolding right before everyone’s eyes, and no one notices. Until it’s too late.

Enter Ophelia, distracted combines the striking intensity of actor Kimberly Gilbert with the refined, investigative choreography of Erin F. Mitchell, immersed in a sea of music and sound to expose the inner and outer workings of Ophelia’s self.

“You have to see it.”
- DC Theatre Scene

“Stunning. Moving.
Piercingly perceptive. Unforgettable.”

- Broadway World


The so-called “bad quarto” of Hamlet has mystified scholars for decades. Half as long and far less poetic than the “normal” Hamlet, with garbled text, a different plot sequence, and an additional scene between Horatio and Gertrude. Competing theories speculate that it may be a touring script, an early draft, or even pirated version of the world's most famous play.

Hamlet director and company member Joel David Santner says, “While most people refer to this version of Hamlet as the ‘bad’ one due to it's brevity and sometimes peculiar wording, we are treating it as the ultimate text.”

Come see what all the fuss is about. A perfect opportunity to reconsider who or what is Hamlet.

Art by Ryan Nelson       Photo by C. Stanley Photography



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