The Lincoln Squares'

Gravediggers' Hamlet

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Michael Mahler, Alan Schmuckler + Laura Shellhardt
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by Geoff Button


The Play

While the famous story of Denmark’s prince plays out among the rich people in the castle up the hill, down in the graveyard five blue-collar gravediggers crack jokes about mortality, laugh at ghosts passing through, and live out a story of betrayal, loss, obsession, love—a “gravediggers’ Hamlet” of their own. Performed by Chicago’s own band of actor/musicians The Lincoln Squares, this world premiere commissioned and developed by Chicago Shakespeare Theater considers what happens when the thing that comes for everyone else finally comes for you.


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