Hamlet, Shakespeare & Company

National Tour
September 12 – October 11, 2008

As the Player King, with Tina Packer as Gertrude (PHOTO: Kevin Sprague)

As the Ghost of King Hamlet, with Jason Asprey as Hamlet and Tina Packer as Gertrude (PHOTO: Kevin Sprague)

Critical Response

Johnny Lee Davenport nailed [the] Player King and Gravedigger.”
—Wayne Myers, Oneida Daily Dispatch (October 15, 2008)

“Last comment on acting—Johnny Lee Davenport. Wow. he was amazing.  His sense of space, physicality and speech was beyond enjoyable. Playing the roles of Ghost, Grave digger, and Player King.”
—Lauren L. Duffy, For the Illiterate Blog (October 16, 2008)

“Where we in fact see Hamlet fitting in to the director’s conception is in his interactions with the Ghost, the Player King, and the Gravedigger, all acted by the scene-stealing (and I mean this in a favorable sense) Johnny Lee Davenport. While the doubling of those first two roles is not uncommon, the addition of the Gravedigger draws us back into  Holdridge’s conceit: Hamlet seems haunted by his father in multiple guises, seeing him everywhere.”
—Heidi Holder, The Berkshire Review for the Arts (October 24, 2008)

Tour Itinerary

September 12, 2008
Paramount Theatre, Rutland, Vt.

September 23, 2008
Phillips Center for Performing Arts, Gainsville, Fla.

September 26 – 27, 2008
Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, Newport News, Va.

October 1, 2008
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, Wisc.

October 4, 2008
Mason Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.

October 7, 2008
Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.

October 8, 2008
Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst, Mass.

October 10, 2008
Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.

October 11, 2008
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, N.Y.