Mar 27 – Apr 19, 2020

2.5 hours

by William Shakespeare

Danish prince Hamlet discovers that his uncle Claudius murdered his father and took the throne; Hamlet’s mother has married the usurper. This action-packed interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy will have you on the edge of your seat.

School-time performance: April 17 at 11 a.m. Contact Kristofer Geddie at or 941.584.0639.


Hamlet: Vera Samuels
Ophelia: Tarah Hart
Claudius: Douglas Landin
Gertrude: Kim Kollar
Polonius: Candace Artim
Horatio: Casey Berkery
Francisco/The Ghost/PlayerKing/Gravedigger/Fortinbras: Dennis Berkery
Laertes/Captain/Lucianus: Patrick Tancey
Barnardo/Guildenstern/PlayerQueen/Priest: Megan Hendrick
Marcellus/Rosencrantz/Interviewer/Osric: Patrick Mounce

Getting Here

Pinkerton Theatre

At Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave. W., Venice, FL 34285

140 W. Tampa Ave. Venice

140 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285

Murray Chase

Murray Chase


Murray Chase is the Producing Executive Director of Venice Theatre, a position he has held since 1995. He is an active participant — and former board member — of Florida Theatre Conference and Southeastern Theatre Conference.  He recently completed his term as President of the American Association of Community Theatre, and currently works with the organization as a member of the national Festival Commission. He has served as a frequent grant review panelist for both the Florida Arts Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Recently he represented the United States as a delegation member to the World Congress of the International Amateur Theatre Association. Under his leadership, Venice Theatre will host for the fourth time the aactWORLDFEST June 22-27, 2020. Chase is also a former chair of the CEC for Sarasota County Arts Council and a former president of Venice MainStreet.

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