Michael stars opposite Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar nominee Annette O'Toole in the production directed by two-time OBIE winner Lisa Peterson.
Darkly Comic Hamlet in Bed Launches New Rattlestick Season Tonight
By Olivia Clement
27 Aug 2015
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater kicks off its 2015-16 season Aug. 28 with the world premiere of Michael Laurence's Hamlet in Bed, billed as a "twisty and darkly comic story" about an actor obsessed with two things: finding his real mother and playing the title character in Hamlet.
Directed by Lisa Patterson, the story follows Michael, played by Laurence, a neurotic actor and adoptee, desperate to find and meet his real mother. He tracks down a woman who may just be her, played by Annette O’Toole, and lures her into a dark production of Hamlet, in the role of his mother.
Running through Oct. 25, an official opening night is scheduled for Sept. 17.
The dark comedy is described as a play "about mothers and sons -- about what it means to live a life in the theatre, both a generation ago, and now."
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Rattlestick or phone OvationTix on (866) 811-4111. Rattlestick Playwrights is located at 224 Waverly Place, Manhattan.
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