Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
directed by Blanka Zizka
March 25, 2015May 2, 2015

Meet the Artists

Cast

Krista Apple-Hodge • Gertrude
Ross Beschler • Horatio/Player
Keith J. Conallen • Bernardo/Osric/Rosencrantz/Pall Bearer
Sarah Gliko • Ophelia/Player/Fortinbras
Joe Guzm├ín • Polonius/Pall Bearer
Zainab Jah • Hamlet
Jered McLenigan • Marcellus/Guildenstern/Pall Bearer/Attendant
Brian Ratcliffe • Laertes/Player Queen
Steven Rishard • Claudius
Lindsay Smiling • Ghost/Player King/Norwegian Captain/Gravedigger
Ed Swidey • Voltemand/First Player/Lucianus/Poisoner/Priest/ English Ambassador

Production Team

Blanka Zizka • Director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Vasilija Zivanic • Costume Designer
Yi Zhao • Lighting Designer
Alex Games • Sound Designer
Emma Violet • Sound Designer
Zachary Beattie-Brown • Sound Designer
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager
Brian Ratcliffe

Brian is honored to be back on the Wilma stage to help tell this important story alongside these brave artists. Brian is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he studied Chemistry, Chinese, and Theater. This is his seventh show at the Wilma, having appeared in Antigone, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet, The Real Thing, Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, and Under the Whaleback. Other Philly credits include Lobby Hero (Theatre Horizon), Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (Arden Theatre), and Red Speedo (Theatre Exile). Brian is helping to fight climate change here in Philadelphia as a member of the organization Philly Thrive. Enormous gratitude to Blanka, Pat, Walter, Nell, and the rest of his Wilma family. For Sydney and Maya, who will inherit the Earth.