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More about Bat-Hamlet

"Actor/playwright Topher Payne lives in Decatur, but seems to be practically everywhere." We're glad he is Bat-Hamlet.


Thank you so much to Curt Holman for the great writeup, and to Simply Buckhead for the opportunity! I felt like such a pretty pony. And look at all the fine things we're up to at The Essential Theatre this summer! Lovely photo by Sara Hana Photography

Talking 'bout Bat-Hamlet

“A must see...hilarious! We went the preview night! Couldn't stop laughing and telling others!"  -- Shackleford Stacey

“I caught the opening night of BAT-HAMLET last night and it was AWESOME.” – Matt Terzi

 “I LOVED this play. I haven't had this much fun in a long time. Congratulations!” – Mark Nuhfer

“Great show last night!!! Bam, Pow KaBlam!!” – Charles Swint
"We really enjoyed the show! Great acting and wonderful comedic timing. Thanks."  -- Aimee Popp

"Fun show! I laughed and laughed."  - Yolanda Asher

Fabulous show! I don't think I've ever heard an audience laugh so much. Congratulations to the cast and crew.” – Molly Bardsley

"It was great! major kudos to the cast and production team!!! I almost fell out of my chair" – Jason Mills

“Fabulous show, great characters, wonderful performances!  I loved it!”  - Stacy Fondren Vaccaro

“Congratulations on another excellent show!” – Carolyn Sheppard Coe

"Everyone needs to RUN to see this show!!" – Ron Schlumper

“As a total English geek, I just had a great time at Essential Theatre's world premiere of BAT-HAMLET (yes, that is a mash-up of "Batman" and "Hamlet"!) Any of my colleagues in the area should definitely see this this. It is pure fun!” – Kelly Christopher

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Become an Usher
Please come back in May to start signing up. We are seeking two ushers for each performance. Simply follow the link to our OvationTix calendar and select USHER tickets and you will be taken to a page to sign-up. Choose one or two $0 tickets. Please visit our online Theatre Festival Usher Information to determine performance dates and availability. Click HERE to volunteer.

World Premiere Theatre
by Jordan Pulliam, directed by Peter Hardy

What if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crimefighter? The worlds of comic books and the Bard of Avon come together in this hilarious mash-up, a tale of murder and revenge, poetry & BAM! SOCK! POW!

Bat-Hamlet Walk-on Role
Have you always dreamed of having a walk on role in Hamlet? Well, we have something EVEN BETTER! A walk on role in BAT-HAMLET!!!!! Enter our raffle to win, and fulfill that dream of saying the immortal words....well you have to register and win to find out!!!

Essential Theatare is proud to announce our first Walk-On Role winner for Bat-Hamlet, Cedric Floyd!

Cedric will be appearing in the 8pm performance this Friday, July 27. Congratulations Cedric! We look forward to sharing the stage with you!

Raffle tickets, as well as tickets to our remaining performances, are available online
. Raffle winners are drawn one week prior to the date of the performance in which they will appear. Time is running out, so get your tickets today!"

Win a walk-on role in Jordan Pulliam’s Bat-Hamlet, a comic book re-telling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet!

To Enter:
Simply follow the link to our OvationTix calendar and select BAT-HAMLET WALK ON RAFFLE tickets and you will be taken to a page to sign up. Only 25 raffle tickets are available per performance date, so get yours now! Purchase of a raffle ticket does NOT reserve you a seat in the audience. If you would like to attend a performance, you will need to purchase regularly priced tickets as well.

One week prior to each show date, a winner will be selected and notified via email.

You may enter as many times per performance as there are raffle tickets available, and you may enter for as many or as few performances as you would like. Winners will be notified through the contact information provided at time of raffle ticket purchase, so please be sure to provide your preferred contact information.

Winners will be notified via e-mail one week prior to the show date, allowing you time to tell your friends and family when they can come see YOU onstage!

Winners should arrive one hour prior to showtime for costume fitting and rehearsal. A seat will be reserved for the winner to watch the first act of the show. After intermission, the winner will stay backstage in the greenroom and be cued by the Assistant Stage Manager to enter for his/her scene. Each winner will receive an autographed poster from the show as well as a digital picture of themselves with the entire cast.


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Funding is provided by the Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council and the Georgia Council for the Arts