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Mobile Unit: Hamlet

Shiva Theater

September 19 - October 9

Member Tickets: $20
Non-Member Tickets: $20 + fees

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission


This season, The Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (Henry VI Trilogy, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world.

Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, Ugly Lies the Bone) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

As part of NYC Parks, Arts, Culture & Fun, the following venues are FREE and open to the public during the Mobile Unit Tour, August 26 - September 17. 

Hamlet cast

THE MOBILE UNIT is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Delta Air Lines, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Tow Foundation, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Additional Generous Support Provided By Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP. The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation provides lead support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Photos by Tammy Shell

All orders subject to $5 per ticket service fee and $2 per ticket facility fee. Service fees are waived when you buy in person at the Box Office. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, and performance dates and times are subject to change.

Mobile Unit Presents
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Patricia McGregor

Featuring Orlagh Cassidy (Gertrude), Christian DeMarais (Laertes), Christopher Grant (Player King/Musician), Chukwudi Iwuji (Hamlet), Kristolyn Lloyd (Ophelia), Jeffrey Omura (Horatio), Daniel Pearce (Polonius/Gravedigger), Timothy Stickney (Claudius/Ghost), and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Rosencrantz).

Scenic Design by Katherine Akiko Day
Costume Design by Montana Levi Blanco
Composer Imani Uzuri
Movement Director Paloma McGregor
Fight Director Lisa Kopitsky