Hamlet at the Folger Features Georgetown Grad Michael Benz (photos)

“Hamlet” is one of Shakespeare’s best known and oft-quoted plays, involving political intrigue, tragic death and philisophical reflection. “Hamlet” comes to the Folger for a two-week run courtesy of London-based Shakespeare’s Globe. This production has already toured Britain extensively and begins its North American trip here in Washington, D.C.

It is a homecoming of sorts for Anglo-American actor Michael Benz in the role of Hamlet. Benz graduated in 2004 from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and theology, followed by a degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, and Globe regular Bill Buckhurst co-directed. A fine cast features Carlyss Peer as Ophelia, Dickon Tyrrell as Claudius, and Miranda Foster as Gertrude.

Hamlet plays through Sept. 22 at Folger Theatre, at The Folger Shakespeare Library which is located at 201 East Capitol Street, SE, in Washington, DC. For tickets, call 202-544-7077, or order them online.

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