Directed by Robert Currier
By far the most striking thing about this production was the fact of presenting it before and after the events of September 11, 2001. We had decided to honor and fete Ann Brebner and John Brebner by celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original Marin Shakespeare Festival, a lovely event attended by wonderful alumni like Dan Caldwell, Dakin Matthews, Bob Feero, George Ede, Jackson De Govia and Hope Alexander Willis. The event was held on September 8, although we had originally planned it for the following week. Our first production of Hamlet, a fantastic dinner party and torchlight procession to Forest Meadows where Ann and John were regaled with myriad memories of the festival they created and nurtured from 1961 to 1973, and which had inspired our revival as Marin Shakespeare Company in 1989 - this was an incredibly high time for us all.
That high was shattered the Tuesday morning following when we awoke, stunned, to the events occurring on the East Coast.
Ghost of Hamlet's Father
Anthony Shaw Abate
Shelene Atanacio, Bob Borwick, Tina Chilip, Spencer Lafrenz
- Robert Currier
Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Costume Design - Pamela Johnson
Set Design - Kenneth Rowland
Lighting Design - Ellen Brooks
Sound Design - Billie Cox
Props Design - Denise Kirchner
Fight Director - Borwick
Production Stage Manager - Jon Wangsgard*
Member of Actor's Equity Association