Theatre Yes presents...

THE PLAY'S THE THING... Hamlet by William Shakespeare but each scene is by a different Edmonton performance company.


To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1

O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!

Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2

The Play's The Thing

In Support of the Edmonton Food Bank

The Play’s The Thing is a unique production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in which each of the play’s 20 scenes is created in secret and performed by a different Edmonton stage company. No one knows in advance what the full production will be.

This is a benefit performance in support of the Edmonton Food Bank. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank and the wonderful people they serve.

In random order, the participating companies are:
Plain Jane, Good Women Dance Collective, Free Will Players, Workshop West, Guys In Disguise, Rapidfire, L’Uni, Thou Art Here, Shadow Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Twin Flames, Ready Go, House of Hush, Azimuth Theatre, Firefly Theatre & Circus, Northern Light, Mile Zero Dance, Teatro Live, Girlbrain, Theatre Prospero.

There is a single performance split over two evenings, and hosted by Edmonton's favourite comedy troupe, Marv n' Berry!!

October 7: Act 1 Scene 1 – Act 3 Scene 3

In random order,

Guys In Disguise
Shadow Theatre
Ready Go Theatre
Mile Zero Dance
Teatro Live
Workshop West
Thou Art Here

October 8: Act 3 Scene 4 – Act 5 Scene 2

In random order,

Twin Flames
House of Hush Burlesque
Northern Light Theatre
Rapid Fire Theatre
Theatre Prospero
Good Women Dance Collective
Plain Jane
Azimuth Theatre

All GST and admin fees are included in the ticket price.

  • Cabaret/Variety
  • $29.25 including $3.00 fee
  • 7-8 October, 2023
  • 120 minutes
  • Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
  • 01: ATB Westbury Theatre
  • Parental Guidance (PG)

The rest is silence. (Hamlet, Act 5 Scene 2)