by Heiner Mueller
Translation & Adaptation by SATE
Directed by Ellie Schwetye

June 9-26, 2010
ArtDimensions Gallery, 2720 Cherokee
June 21-24, 2012
St. Lou Fringe, Locust Business District

The plays of Heiner Muller are as dense as they are brief - shell fragments fired into our collective psyche. What Muller does is boil down a universally recognizable story to its skeleton. Of his vast body of work, Hamletmachine is probably Muller's most recognizable, and possibly the least accessible. Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble transforms Muller's dark text into a media circus that both celebrates and challenges traditional theatre forms, using the best elements of pop culture to take the mystique out of the text, and make it accessible. The spectator may recognize the farce behind the so-called despair of the intellectual: Hamlet is a clown; Ophelia is a Lady Gaga.


2010 Ensemble:
Adam Elkana-Hale, Johanna Elkana-Hale, William Rauch, AEA, Rachel Tibbetts, and
Kimberly C. Mason

Director: Ellie Schweyte
Choreography: Sarajane Alverson
Stage Manager: Erin Roberts.
Lighting Design: Amae Kurre. 

2012 Ensemble:
Adam Elkana-Hale, Tonya Darabcsek, William Rauch, AEA, Ellie Schwetye, and Rachel Tibbetts

Director: Ellie Schweyte
Choreography: Sarajane Alverson