JJ Johnston is the founder and artistic director of Classical Theatre Company and the director of Hamlet, with Irish actor Mathew Keenan in the title role.
CTC has been producing great plays for the past 3 years and their shows have impressed the heck out of me. We get to talk about how they manage to produce such great work, how American actors using British accents can be a mixed blessing (they’re not doing that in this production), what makes the experience of going to a play so much more than going to a movie, and we even get JJ to give us his impressions of the new Superman movie. We had a lot of fun.
Previews start on September 11th and the show opens on the 13th to run through the 29th at the Barnevelder Arts Complex. For tickets to the show and to find out how you can be a part of Classical Theatre Company, go to their website: www.classicaltheatre.org