Timothy Mooney Presents ‘Breakneck Hamlet’ at Urbana University


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Chicago actor Tim Mooney will present “Breakneck Hamlet” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Sara Landess Room of Urbana University’s Student Center.

For his one-man show, Mooney cut a four-hour play to a single hour, revealing Hamlet as “a thrilling chameleon, with an immense intellectual capacity and a hilarious, wicked sense of humor.” Mooney is a veteran of over 50 fringe festivals and 15 years of touring colleges and high schools with one-man shows. He is the author of an acting textbook, Acting at the Speed of Life; Conquering Theatrical Style; and The Big Book of Molière Monologues, introducing Molière through his one-man play, Molière Than Thou.

Breakneck Hamlet has been called “a perfect gem … with power, grace and humor” by Laurie Bursch of Theatre in London. The IndyStar called it “Madcap, high energy … the way Shakespeare should be taught.”

Reservations are not required for the free UU performance. Donations will be accepted to support theater events at Urbana University.

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