Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet Features Alternating Male And Female Leads

Jun 9, 2017

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hamlet, its first in more than a decade, continues at its amphitheater south of Boise through the month of June. The production, directed by ISF’s artistic producing director Charlie Fee, features an Elizabethan set design and on-stage seating for the audience.

But the real talk of the town surrounds the casting of Hamlet. Alternating in the lead role are Laura Welsh Berg and Jonathan Dyrud. And when they’re not playing Hamlet, the actors are also alternating in the supporting role of Rosencrantz.

Berg and Dyrud spoke with Weekend Edition host George Prentice about a summer they say they’ll never forget.

You can read more about the production and the rest of ISF’s summer schedule at idahoshakespeare.org.

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