Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A King of Infinite Space

What would you say to Pearl Jam, the Musical?  What if it was an adaptation of Hamlet?

If you live in New York, and your answers to those questions were yes and hell, yes, you won't want to miss this week's performances of A King of Infinite Space, directed by Jerry Ruiz, at HERE in New York.

Here is a description of the show from HERE's website.
This rock and roll adaptation of Hamlet resets the existential revenge story in the Lower East Side in the 90s, condensing it into an adrenaline-fueled 80 minutes and framing the story with the songs of Pearl Jam, performed live.

Hamlet returns from college to find his uncle Claude married to his mother and plotting to turn the Elsinore, a historic Lower East Side building, into high priced modern condos in what will soon be known as the East Village. During a wild drug trip with his friend Horacio, he sees the ghost of his father, and vows revenge for his murder at the hands of Claude.