by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Mason Barnes

October 11 - November 05 , 2017

2017-2018 Mainstage Season

The Story

Spurred on to vengeance by the ghost of his father, Prince Hamlet hovers in limbo between bloody retribution and madness. Potentially fatal indecision delays his every step. With its profound soliloquies, complexly shaded characters and brutal plotting, it’s Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Michael Ganio
Costume Designer: Dorothy Marshall Englis
Lighting Designer: Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz
Sound Designer: Barry G. Funderburg
Fight Director: Paul Dennhardt
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle / Katja Zarolinski, McCorkle Casting Ltd.
Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Assistant Stage Manager: Dora Jane Trenbeath


Jim Poulos (Hamlet)
Michael James Reed (Claudius)
Robynn Rodriguez (Gertrude)
Larry Paulsen (Polonius)
Christopher Gerson (Horatio)
Kim Wong (Ophelia)
Carl Howell (Laertes)
Jeffrey Cummings (Ghost/Fortinbras)
Ross Cowan (Rosencrantz)
Stephen Hu (Guildenstern)
Jonathan Gillard Daly (Player King/Gravedigger)
Tarah Flanagan (Player Queen/Gravedigger)
Ben Nordstrom (Osric)
Jerry Vogel (Bernardo/Priest)
Scott James Smith (Francisco/Reynaldo/Ensemble)
Harrison Farmer (Marcellus/Ensemble)
Ben Love (Player Lucianus/Ensemble)
Noah Benjamin Cornwell (Ensemble)
Esmeralda Garza (Ensemble)
Cassandra Lopez (Ensemble)
Delaney Piggens (Ensemble)
Joshua Roach (Ensemble)
Chaunery Kingsford Tanguay (Ensemble)

Production Notes

This was the first-ever production of Hamlet at The Rep.

Sponsorship & Support

Wells Fargo Advisors
Shakespeare in American Communities – a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest
St. Louis Public Radio

The cast of Hamlet. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

The cast of Hamlet. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

Michael James Reed and Jim Poulos. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

Jim Poulos and Robynn Rodriguez. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

Jim Poulos, Carl Howell and Ben Nordstrom. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

Jim Poulos. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

Christopher Gerson and Jim Poulos. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

Michael James Reed. Photo by Peter Wochniak.

Kim Wong and Larry Paulsen. Photo by Peter Wochniak.