COM’s Drama Department Presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, March 4 – March 21
Directed by James Dunn
Information: (415) 485-9555
Free parking on weekend evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Traditionally, the role of Hamlet, “The Melancholy Dane,” has been attempted only by the most accomplished (and renowned) actors. In recent film depictions, Olivier was 40, Mel Gibson was 34 and Kenneth Brannagh was 36. On Broadway last Oct., Jude Law was 38. So the question is, can a 22-year-old play this most complex and demanding of roles? He can if he’s College of Marin Drama student David Abrams! Abrams, a highly intelligent and versatile young actor, has been performing since the seventh grade. Born in the East Bay, he moved to Marin in 1991 after his family's home was destroyed in the Oakland Hills firestorm. Backed by an exceptionally talented cast, this Bay Area native brings a performance of Hamlet not to be missed!
More About David Abrams
After trying to be a wildlife biologist for six months at Humboldt State University, the acting bug finally drew David Abrams to the theatre department at Humboldt State and ultimately to College of Marin’s Drama Department. Mr. Abrams is playing Hamlet, in the latest production of this renowned play to be mounted at COM.
Other tidbits about Mr. Abrams:
At College of Marin, Mr. Abrams has directed and co-produced an original one-act production entitled “Unataneh Tokef,” as well as acting and co-producing another original play entitled “Hay.” Both were well received at COM. Mr. Abrams is currently the Drama club’s president.
Since joining the College of Marin Drama Department, Mr. Abrams has appeared in the following roles in major Department productions:
Other talents include playing clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, recorder, and guitar. He has studied fencing for three years.