By William Shakespeare

Directed by Paula Galloway

"Our wills and fates do so contrary run

That our devices still are overthrown;

our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own."

July 9-27, 2001

For the second installment of the 2001 summer season, HSC revived one of its most successful past shows, for another summer treatment.  The familiar story of the Danish prince (Jon Ciccarelli) who life to torn upside down by his father's death, mother's (Marlyne Afflack) marriage to his uncle (Charles J. Roby) and the revelation that he is his brother's killer.  The situation complicated by his close school friends Rosencrantz (Simone Elliot) and Guildenstern (Marla Yost) being brought in to keep an eye on him and effectively work for Hamlet's enemy  And finally the story of Hamlet's love interrupted with the Ophelia (Cheryl Rossillo) by circumstances out of their control.  This thought provoking, soul searching drama that is arguably Shakespeare's greatest work goes beyond the usual framework of what was known as the revenge tragedy.  Involving, not just the notion that deeds need to be acted on but why does it need to be done.  Paula Galloway, who had previously appeared as Beatrice in 2000's Much Ado About Nothing, helmed this production.  

Pictures from a performance at Sinatra Park, Hoboken, NJ to be added.


Character Actor
Claudius/Ghost Charles J. Roby
Ophelia Cheryl Rossillo
Horatio Don Hutchison
Polonius Frank Monte Magno
Hamlet Jon Ciccarelli
Laertes Stephen Heskett
Rosencrantz Simone Elliot
Guildenstern Marla Yost
Guildenstern (us) Katie Yost


John Trigonis
Bernardo/Player Queen/

Second Grave Digger

Madeline Reed
Marcellus/Lucianus Spiro Papas


Van Vorst Park Jersey City, NJ

Hamilton Park Jersey City, NJ

Riverview Park Jersey City, NJ

Pier A Park Hoboken, NJ

Shipyard Park Hoboken, NJ

Sinatra Park Hoboken, NJ

Church Square Park Hoboken, NJ


To view text or to find out more information on Hamlet, click here.


To view other 2001 shows:   

Flowers for Algernon    Hoboken Arts & Music Festival     Merry Wives of Windsor    Hamlet    Richard III


To view other seasons: 

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For listings and information on our 2004 season.

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