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HAMLET IN ROCK

Director Rudolf Volz
Year 2008
Run Time 120min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Sponsored by Austin's greatest music store, End of an Ear Records, and Austin's most essential vintage furniture and decor store, Room Service.

Feat. an exclusive pre-show and video introduction by writer/director/composer Rudolf Volz!

We guarantee that you've never experienced the Bard like this before. HAMLET IN ROCK is light years beyond your typical adaptation of a classic Shakespearean tale. It is HAMLET imagined as an in-your-face, no-holds-barred rock 'n' roll musical, set in OUTER SPACE. The singular vision of German mathematician and software designer turned writer/director/composer Rudolf Volz, HAMLET IN ROCK features a whiny goth Hamlet, Queen Gertrude with a bright red, phallic crown, and 24 stunningly original rock ballads belted into the cosmos. And did we mention that the gravedigger takes the form of a three-eared, otherwise unexplained space rabbit? The outer space theme is more implied than actual, suggested by revealing pleather outfits generously adorned with chevrons and an ethereal atmosphere meant to suggest the abandoned innards of a spaceship's dark and dreary hull. In space, they say no one can hear you scream... That's only because they can't hear you over the wailing and shredding of HAMLET IN ROCK's electric guitar! Be there! (Sam Prime)

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