When: Nov. 12-18, 7 p.m. 2016
Hamlet is about the prince of Denmark returning home from school to find out that his father is dead and his uncle is king and married to the queen, which means Hamlet's mother is also his aunt. Understandably distressed and haunted by his father's ghost, Hamlet contemplates either killing his uncle or killing himself. The new company Rebels and Misfits will tell the tale of the melancholy, murderous Dane in an immersive, interactive performance they're calling Hamlet: See What I See. Brandon Alan Smith (he plays Talon on Fox's Gotham) stars as Hamlet. He'll interact with the audience during the pre-show cocktail hour and during the performance as well — there are no seats, so the audience will stand in (literally) as the Royal Danish court during the performance. All of the other actors will move around and through you. To play your part you should dress festively, and refrain from touching actors unless invited to do so. Hamlet: See What I See is performed at 7 p.m. nightly (November 12 to 18) at the Barnett on Washington (3207 Washington Avenue; www.theimmersivetheatreproject.com). Tickets are $34.50 to $55. You must be eighteen or older to attend.