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Kentwood To Present Political Farce


October 16, 2012

Kentwood Players presents Lee Blessing’s political farce “Fortinbras” from November 9 to December 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester.

The production is directed by Drew Fitzsimmons, and produced by Melodie S. Rivers and Bruce Starrett by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York.

“Fortinbras” isa laugh riot, dark comedy with a delightful outlook on truth, politics, and sex - inescapably relevant to today's political scene during this election year. Questions are raised about authority and leadership with mocking (and loving) reverence for Shakespeare's vision and characters, but prior knowledge or familiarity with Shakespeare is absolutely not required to enjoy the play.

Full of contemporary wit and modern language, “Fortinbras”takes up where Shakespeare's “Hamlet” left off. When the lights go up, Hamlet dies and Fortinbras rushes in where flights of angels fear to tread. "What's all this?" is his official reaction to the bodies. And no one is more tickled than he by news of the royal succession.

Featured in the cast are Nina Ames-Forbess, Dylan Bailey, Brendan Farrell, Tim Forsyth, Michael Heidner, Steve Hotz, Andy Kallok, Amanda Majkrzak, John Charles Meyer, Janet Lee Rodriguez, Larry Ruffo, Rowan Russell, Michael Sandidge, and Jennifer Sperry.

Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for seniors, students, servicemen, and Metro riders who present their same day ticket or monthly pass when purchasing full price tickets at the box office. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 4 pm to 7. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted, with a $1.50 convenience fee added per ticket charged to a credit card. You may also purchase tickets online at For group ticket sales, please call the box office.

Please note that due to adult language and subject matter, this play is recommended for ages 16 and up.


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