Stamford Hosts World Premier Of New Play From Czech Republic

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Stamford is set to host the world premier of a play from the Czech Republic.
Stamford is set to host the world premier of a play from the Czech Republic. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford is set to host the world premier of a play from the Czech Republic. 

"Gertrude," an original one-woman show based on the character of Queen Gertrude in Shakespeare’s "Hamlet," will open on Sunday, April 6, in Stamford. 

"Gertrude" will be performed at 2 and 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 884 Newfield Ave. in Stamford. The show is part of the the “Voices Then & Now” series, the 2013-14 Season of Joyful Noise.

The production features Stamford-based actress Lenka Pichlíková as the title character. The show is written by the Czech playwright and radio dramatist Anna Hodková and focuses on the Danish Queen Gertrude, who is both Hamlet’s mother and the new wife of Hamlet’s uncle, King Claudius – the man who has killed Hamlet’s royal father and usurped the Danish throne. 

Pichlíková staged the production in collaboration with co-director Gregorio Rosenblum, emeritus professor at SUNY Purchase.

A benefit contribution of $30 is suggested. 

For more information, visit the church's website or call 203-322-0066.

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