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THANKS TO ALL WHO JOINED US FOR OUR PRODUCTION OF

HAMLET

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MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION

AT RIVERSIDE PARK

JULY 25-27, 2019 & AUGUST 1-3, 20196PM PRE-SHOW FESTIVITIES | 8PM PERFORMANCE

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE ON AUGUST 1, 2019.

Directed by Indy Shakes’ own Ryan Artzberger


We are thrilled to announce that we have extended to a two weekend run of our annual equity mainstage production!


Join us before the show for food trucks, live music, and more starting at 6pm. Bring a lawn chair, beach chair, or blanket to sit back, relax, and enjoy an 8pm performance.




SEE EVENT MAP BELOW. CHAIRS NOT PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET.


SPONSORED BY


Corporate Sponsorships are still available. Learn more.


Katie and Richard Norton

Artist Sponsors of

Ryan Artzberger, Director


 

MEET THE CAST

  • Hamlet (Prince of Denmark) Lorenzo Roberts

  • Gertrude (Queen of Denmark, mother to Hamlet) Jen Johansen

  • Claudius / Ghost (King of Denmark) Abdul-Khaliq Murtadha

  • Polonius (Lord Chamberlain) Joshua Coomer

  • Ophelia (Daughter of Polonius) LaKesha Lorene

  • Laertes (Son of Polonius) Ryan Claus

  • Horatio (friend to Hamlet) Mehry Eslaminia

  • Rosencrantz (friend to Hamlet) Zachariah Stonerock

  • Guildenstern (friend to Hamlet) Scot Greenwell

  • Ensemble: Frankie Bolda, Jo Bennett, Alexandria Miles, Kelsey Leigh Miller, Sally Scharbrough



Lorenzo Roberts (Hamlet)


Lorenzo is a New York based actor who has worked regionally and internationally. He holds a BFA in Acting from the UNC School of the Arts(Go Fighting Pickles!) He is so grateful to Indy Shakes and the entire Indy community for welcoming him with open arms.


Jul 22, 2019




Lorenzo is a New York based actor who has worked regionally and internationally. He holds a BFA in Acting from the UNC School of the Arts(Go Fighting Pickles!) He is so grateful to Indy Shakes and the entire Indy community for welcoming him with open arms.


Jul 22, 2019



Abdul-Khaliq Murtadha (Claudius)


Abdul-Khaliq Murtadha has enjoyed various classical and contemporary roles in regional and repertory theatres across the country and is delighted to be making his debut appearance at IndyShakes. Past Shakespeare roles include: Othello, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Jacques in As You Like It, Escalus in Measure for Measure, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona. A few of his most recent roles include Orsino in Twelfth Night at Pioneer Theatre Co.(Salt Lake City), Martin Luther King, Jr. in Mountaintop at WBTT (Sarasota) , James T in Barbecue at the Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Macduff in Macbeth for Ensemble Theatre Co. (Santa Barbara), and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the LBJ plays - All the Way and The Great Society , as well as Dr. Prentice in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Asolo Rep in (Sarasota). Some of his TV and Film credits include: NCIS-LA, All My Children, Raising the Bar, The Unit, Medium, Numb3rs, and the current streaming feature – 8989 Redstone. (Amazon Prime). Awards include Best Actor - New Orleans Short film festival - In the Wind; NAACP Award: Best Ensemble - All My Sons (playing Chris Keller) at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. He was recently the Featured Guest Artist for the Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI where he directed The People Speak/ Voices of the African Diaspora. He is an ensemble member of the Fonseca Theatre Company in Indianapolis and his interactive multimedia play The American Muslim Project was the resident umbrella project for the 2019 Indy Convergence. BA – Indiana University, Bloomington; MFA – University of California, San Diego ** Member: AEA, SAGAFTRA


Jul 22, 2019



Joshua Coomer (Polonius)


Joshua is grateful to be working with Indy Shakes again; he played Jacques in 2017’s As You Like It. He’s also been seen at the Phoenix Theatre, IRT, and Brown County Playhouse. Much love and thanks to Charles for everything!


Jul 22, 2019




LaKesha Lorene (Ophelia)


LaKesha Lorene is honored to be cast as Ophelia in Indy Shakes production of Hamlet! Lorene works in stage and film while owning production company Loving Life Productions LLC. Her recent stage credits include, Barbecue, Fairfield, and The Ballad of Klook and Vinette. She is appreciative to Diane and Ryan for this opportunity. She is grateful to God for allowing her to do meaningful art professionally along with her family, and Drew for their continued love and support.


Jul 22, 2019



Ryan Claus (Laertes)


Ryan Claus (Laertes/Musician) is a local Indianapolis actor. Indy Shakes credits include As You Like It (Orlando), Coriolanus (Ensemble), Macbeth (Malcolm/Witch), and Winter’s Tale (Florizel). He would like to thank his family for their support.


Jul 22, 2019




Mehry Eslaminia (Horatio)


Indiana Repertory Credits: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Essie), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Martha, Et. Al) NOISES OFF (Poppy) , THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME* (Punk Girl, Et. Al) **Co-production with Syracuse Stage. Other credits: New York Theatre Workshop staged reading of WE LIVE IN CAIRO; Illinois Shakespeare Festival's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (First Fairy) and I HEART JULIET (Lady Montague and Nanna); Colorado credits: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the world premier of James Still's APPOGGIATURA (Kate and Musician) at the Denver Center for Performing Arts; THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST (Shar) at Curious Theatre Company; GUYS AND DOLLS (Adelaide), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Jolene), AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Johnna) at Creede Repertory Theatre.


Jul 22, 2019



Zachariah Stonerock (Rosencrantz)


Zachariah is an Indianapolis-based actor, and this is his third production with IndyShakes. He has appeared at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis, EclecticPond, Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project, Catalyst Repertory, Newfields, Indiana Historical Society, and the Act Out Ensemble. Love and thanks to Audrey.


Jul 22, 2019



Scot Greenwell (Guildenstern)


Scot is an Indy Shakes Company member, having appeared in The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale, and Coriolanus. Other credits include Buyer and Cellar, An Act of God, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Urinetown, and many others (Phoenix Theatre); The Santaland Diaries, The Grapes of Wrath, and Little Shop of Horrors (Cardinal Stage Company), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Three Musketeers, You Can’t Take It With You, and A Christmas Carol (Indiana Repertory Theatre). Scot lives in the historic Holy Cross neighborhood with his partner Zack & their dog Minnie.


Jul 22, 2019



Frankie Bolda (Ensemble)


IndyShakes Past Credit: Winter’s Tale Local credits include ComedySportz, A Very Phoenix Xmas 13 (Phoenix Theatre), Complete History of Comedy: Abridged (Cardinal Stage), All the Best, Jack (Nova), The Great Bike Race (Zach & Zack), Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged (Civic), Drankspeare (EclecticPond), Gal Pal Comedy Festival (CSz Indianapolis), and Red Curb Comedy. Many thanks to the beautiful cast and crew for their energy, imaginations, and patience. Frankie is an Indiana native who trained at AMDA NYC and with Phoenix Theatre in the Meisner Technique.


Jul 22, 2019


PRE-SHOW BAND LINEUP:

July 25-27: Wilcher & Associates

August 1: Staci McCrackin & Friends

August 2 & 3: Vickie Daniel Trio

NIGHTLY FOOD & BEVERAGE OFFERINGS:

July 25:

  • Der Pretzel Wagon

  • Gaucho's Fire

  • Royal Sno Cone

  • Sun King

July 26:

  • Der Pretzel Wagon

  • Gaucho's Fire

  • Union Jacks

  • Royal Sno Cone

  • Vino Wine Bar

  • Sun King

July 27:

  • Der Pretzel Wagon

  • Greiners

  • Greek on the Go

  • Sun King

August 1:

  • Royal Sno Cone

  • Guggman Haus Brewery

  • J's Lobster Truck

August 2:

  • Royal Sno Cone

  • Guggman Haus Brewery

  • Vino Wine Bar

  • Union Jacks

August 3:

  • Guggman Haus Brewery

  • Vino Wine Bar






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