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Nohl Fellowship News: Hamlet A.D.D. to Screen May 15

Fresh from a triumphal preview screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, 2013 Nohl Fellows Andrew Swant and Bobby Ciraldo (Special Entertainment) screen their long-awaited Hamlet A.D.D. at the Oriental Theatre on Thursday, May 15.

By - May 9th, 2014 02:09 pm

Fresh from a triumphal preview screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, 2013 Nohl Fellows Andrew Swant and Bobby Ciraldo (Special Entertainment) screen their long-awaited Hamlet A.D.D. at the Oriental Theatre on Thursday, May 15. One night only, and the only time you’ll see this version.

THIS BE MADNESS: HAMLET A.D.D. HITS THE BIG SCREEN
Hilarious, twisted Milwaukee-made take on Shakespeare.

Milwaukeeans Bobby Ciraldo and Andrew Swant, best known for What What In the Butt andWilliam Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet, are prepared to unleash their latest cinematic triumph, Hamlet A.D.D. on our unsuspecting city, on Thursday, May 15th, 7PM, at Landmark’s Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Avenue.

Hamlet A.D.D. re-imagines the Shakespeare classic as a time-trotting epic of an easily distracted prince who takes an absurdly long time to revenge his father’s murder. This bizarre film features live-action characters who live in a cartoon world which spans millions if not billions of years.

Hamlet A.D.D. preview screening event took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles last month. Ciraldo and Swant received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Established Artists in 2013, and the same award for Emerging Artists in 2008 (this film’s been a long-time coming).

Shooting entirely on green-screen allowed the filmmakers’ imaginations to run wild, creating science fiction and period-piece worlds that couldn’t be built on any conventional set.

The cast is a who’s-who that revels in B-list brilliance. Beyond Ciraldo’s tour-de-force as Hamlet, you have Dustin Diamond (Saved By the Bell), Mark Borchardt & Mike Shank (American Movie), Samwell (What What In the Butt), Trace Beaulieu & Kevin Murphy (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Majel Barret Roddenberry (Star Trek), Neil Hamburger (Tenacious D), Tay Zonday (Chocolate Rain) and Mark Metcalf (Animal House).

As for what the audience can expect on May 15th, Swant promises, “A lot of laughter and gears turning. Castles! Spaceships! Cannibalism! Kissing!” And some notable members of the cast on hand, including Mark Borchardt and Samwell.

In the Bard’s own words, you’d be crazy not to attend. “Because madness in great ones must not unwatched go.”

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