Performed at 95 Empire September 2012
September 20th to
September 30th Thursdays through Sundays at 8:00pm at 95 Empire
$10 and Sundays
are pay-what-you-can. For more information visit www.as220.com/95-empire.
Leigh and Melissa Present: Hamlette! is the story of two women named Leigh and
Melissa, who are office mates trapped in tedious and unrewarding jobs. Leigh is a
struggling actor who hasn’t been cast in a play since college and Melissa is a stand-up
comic who stopped performing, but can’t give up the dream. In an effort to escape the
tedium and fight for their true ambitions, Leigh and Melissa surreptitiously create and
rehearse a two-woman Hamlet in their office every night after their co-workers have
gone home. By taking advantage of empty cubicles and plentiful legal pads, they
attempt to overcome their current lot in life while launching their show business careers.
Bowler and Hendrix first discovered their love of performing together while playing Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Theatre of Thought’s production of Matt and Ben in early 2011. By November of that year, they’d created an early iteration of this show, then titled Leigh and Melissa. In May 2012 they presented a workshop production of Leigh and Melissa Present: Hamlette! at 95 Empire to enthusiastic audiences.
Read the Providence Monthly article about the show here!