Shakespeare in Kalakaua Park
July 18, 2019 - July 27, 2019
The Hilo Community Players will present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as the 42nd summer Shakespeare offering in Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo. The Players invite you to evenings of entertainment on July 12,13,18,19,20,25,26,27 at 7:30 pm and two matinee performances on July 14th and 21st starting at 1:00pm. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Playersʻ Shakespeare in the Park is the longest continuously running Shakespeare offering in the State of Hawaii. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies and tells the story of young Prince Hamlet whose father has recently died. Hamlet comes back to Denmark to discover that his mother has married his father’s brother, Claudius, who has taken the throne. Hamlet then sees his father’s ghost who tells him his father was murdered. Hamlet is plagued by conflict over avenging his father’s death. The play is full of inner turmoil, intrigue, stormy romances, seeming insanity, a sword fight--and even some laughs, particularly when the grave diggers contemplate doom and mortality.