Everybody knows Hamlet’s story—the moody prince existentially musing in a court crawling with vipers. Most envision the embattled title character as a beautiful young man. Indeed, the distinguished actor Ian McKellen first played Hamlet 50 years ago to critical acclaim. Now, at age 82, he returns to the role in a production blind to age, color, and gender. Moreover, some lucky members of the audience will be seated onstage! Directed by Sean Mathias. —E.C.
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