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Hamlet In Bed
is a twisty, darkly comic, and poignant story about mothers and sons. About what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now. And about families- the ones we’re born into, and the ones we find along the way.

Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the famous Gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of the queen, his mother.

Rehearsals reveal the explosive inner lives of the two complicated actors behind the characters, and the subtext of the play brings them ever closer to the complicated truth of their relationship.


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