Hamletango - Prince of Butches
March 8-30, 2002, Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm WOW Café Theater
A working class
butch prince, the ghost of her mother and 13 handsome ladies bring to
life a party of classic ghosts and tragic orgasms.
Photographer: Sugiyama Kyoko
Was Hamlet a lesbian?
What would have happened if he was? Would it still be a classic? Is the
classic culture too straight? Or just straight? Or white? What if Hamlet
was a Spic? What if he wasn't a prince? What if he was working class?
What was happening with the working class at that time? Were they also
killing each other? Were they seeing ghosts too? What would a ghost have
told them? Were they asking them for revenge? Were they sad when the whole
royalty killed each other?
of the classics. The power of lesbians.
© Susana Cook 2009