Shakespeare in the Cemetery

Like a lot of Angelenos, one of my favorite things about summer in L.A. is Cinespia’s Saturday Cemetery Screenings (say that five times fast) at Hollywood Forever. http://blogging.la/archives/images/2007/05/shake-thumb.jpg A new season began this month, and upcoming screenings include Vertigo, Gilda, Harold and Maude, and Rebel Without a Cause. This summer, cemetery-goers can opt for a live theater option, as well. Tall Blonde Productions is debuting Shakespeare in the Cemetery, with a production of Hamlet, which will run June 22 through July 15, Fridays and Sundays. Of the project, Tall Blonde Productions says:

We have taken a unique approach to the play by tackling it from both a classically analytical and physical perspective, utilizing a technique called Viewpointing, which was created by Mary Overlie, Tina Landau and Anne Bogart. Through this marriage of analysis and Viewpoints, we are able to create the world of the play that not only explores the themes of the text but is also constantly living and breathing. It is a raw, spontaneous, and thrilling “Hamlet” the likes of which you have never seen!

Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30. Like the Cinespia screenings, guests are invited to bring a blanket, drinks, and picnic dinner.