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Sunday, January 29, 2017 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Hamlet

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Each season The Washington Center presents a Silent Movie Series curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Mr. James provides live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from 1924.
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This radical 1921 interpretation, starring Danish actor Asta Nielsen, casts Hamlet as a female character—a princess forced to masquerade as a man by her scheming mother. This gender-swapping sets the stage for an exciting re-imagining of the play, with Hamlet secretly in love with Horatio and rivaling Ophelia for his love. The New York Times said this film, “holds a secure place in class with the best.” This performance will also feature Michael Tsalka on fortepiano and harpsichord, and Melissa Plagemann, a Mezzo-Soprano vocalist.


Sunday, January 29, 2017
2:00 pm
Silent Movie Series
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Washington Center Main Stage
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
Adults $20
Youth $5

Price above does not include the $3 Washington Center facility fee.

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