December 17, 2013 through January 05, 2014
Blasted Fool: Hamlet, Hope and the Madness in Our Blood
Co-devised by Greg Allen and Ravi Batista
Directed by Greg Allen
Performed by Ravi Batista
Blasted Fool: Hamlet, Hope and the Madness in Our Blood explores what do you do if you’re destined for madness? Do you escape, avoid, or embrace mental illness if it’s encrypted in your genes? And what of your children? Employing five languages, ten characters, countless soliloquies, dance and song, Puerto Rican actress/writer Ravi Batista leads us through a life laced with Shakespearian passion, humor and suicide, only to find salvation in the poetry of Hamlet. Exploring the dark side of this holiday season, Batista shares her own family history in this autobiographical one-woman tour-de-force.
Running Time: 1 hour with no intermission