Bat-Hamlet
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This summer, the Dark Dane rises… again! Bat-Hamlet returns to the Corn Productions' stage for a rip-roaring remount of epic proportions. Recommended by theatre critics and sold-out audiences in its Chicago debut, Bat-Hamlet tells the story of a Dark Knight who emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick's death, Hamlet dons the fighting persona of Bat-Hamlet: a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. The universes of Shakespeare and Batman collide as Songbird Boy, Lord Riddles, O-Feline, Bat-Hamlet-Girl and many others unfold this dastardly plot. Fans of Shakespeare and Batman, alike, will enjoy watching the maddening spiral of these iconic characters. After all, madness in great ones must not unwatched go. Bat-Hamlet is written by Jordan Pulliam, produced by Corn Productions and directed by Kallie Noelle Rolison.-------------------HERE'S WHAT THE CRITICS SAY: "Pulliam wisely puts his superhero lore before his classical writ, resulting in a text no sillier than mandated by its genre, while Rolison deftly directs an athletic cast that sprints through its paces with olympic stamina and unwavering characterizations." … "Matthew Lunt navigates the slippery balance between shyness and swagger as the princely playboy-turned-macho man." … "...featuring a Rocky Horror-sized performance by Lucas Thatcher as the Jester." … "Corn Productions' twenty years-plus reputation is founded on precisely this brand of Looney-Tunes spoofery." -- Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times, recommended.----------"Bat-Hamlet is poised to become a party night crowd pleaser with a smart balance of the erudite and the zany." -- Clint May, Chicago Theatre Beat.