‘Star Wars’ Actor Oscar Isaac to Be (or Not to Be) ‘Hamlet’ in Off Broadway Revival

Keegan-Michael Key will play Horatio in Sam Gold’s production at the Public Theater this summer

Last Updated: February 23, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

“Star Wars” actor Oscar Isaac will star this summer in a new Off Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet,” The Public Theater announced Thursday.

Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct the revival, which will begin previews on June 20 before an official opening on July 13. The production is expected to run through Sept. 3.

The new production will also feature Roberta Colindrez (Rosencrantz), Peter Friedman (Polonius), Keegan-Michael Key (Horatio), Gayle Rankin (Ophelia, Second Gravedigger), Matthew Saldívar (Guildenstern) and Anatol Yusef (Laertes).

Complete casting will be announced at a later date.

Isaac, a Golden Globe winner for the HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” appeared at The Public as Romeo in the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Romeo and Juliet” and as Proteus in “Two Gentleman of Verona.” He will reprise his role as Poe Dameron in this December’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Oscar Isaac starred in the first show I produced at the Delacorte, ‘Two Gents’ in the summer of 2005. His Romeo two years later was more proof of his brilliance,” Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis said in a statement.

Sam Gold‘s production of ‘Fun Home’ was one of the most extraordinary directorial feats I’ve ever produced. The prospect of the two of them collaborating on what is arguably the greatest play ever written is joyous.”