Twisted Take on the Tragedy” – Charles Isherwood, NY Times
Beautiful” – The New Yorker
“Truly, genuinely, wonderfully theatrical” – NYTheatre.com
“A deconstructed masterstroke” – New York Press
“Authentic Smokey Mountain Grace” – Variety
Carded Svich’s Twelve Ophelias centered on Hamlet's Ophelia coming back to life, out of the water, to try to overcome her history and forge a new destiny for herself. The world she found herself in, was an Appalachian Elsinore, Denmark by way of Deliverance—where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet and Horatio slum it, and nothing is what it seems. In this squarely American and gritty interpretation of the Hamlet myth, Twelve Ophelias asks how it is possible to break old cycles and start afresh when the past so completely permeates your life.
We staged the show environmentally in the round as a free event at McCarren Park Pool, formerly one of the city's best-loved concert and performance venues, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show featured an original score, played live every night by alt-rock outfit - Jones Street Station.
DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY WOODSHED COLLECTIVE
WRITTEN BY CARIDAD SVICH
DIRECTION BY TEDDY BARGEMAN
ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSEDAND PERFORMED BY THE JONES STREET BOYS
SCENIC DESIGN BY GABRIEL HAINER EVANSOHN
COSTUME DESIGN BY JESSICA PABST
CHOREOGRAPHY BY NICOLA BULLOCK
PRODUCER STEPHEN SQUIBB