Metro Weekly

Faction of Fools scrambles Hamlet

Faction of Fools Theatre Company, the 2012 Helen Hayes Award winner for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, focuses on the Italian commedia dell’Arte theater style of physical comedy. And it concludes its third season with a stylistic interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet entitled with Hamlecchino: Clown Prince of Denmark. The show, directed by Matthew R. Wilson, who also plays the title character, is billed as a “high-octane dose of Shakespearean tragi-comedy.” To May 19. Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Regular tickets are $25. Call 800-838-3006 or visit

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