ACTORS Rowan Russell and Brendan Farrell will star in the dark comedy Fortinbras at the Westchester Playhouse.

Fortinbras, a political farce dealing with truth, politics and sex, stars Nina Ames-Forbess, Tim Forsyth, Brendan Farrell, Jennifer Sperry and Janet Lee Rodriquez at the Westchester Playhouse Nov. 9-Dec. 15.

The Kentwood Players theater group will present Lee Blessing’s political farce, Fortinbras, beginning Friday, Nov. 9 through Dec. 15 at the Westchester Playhouse.
Performances are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester.
Directed by Drew Fitzsimmons, Fortinbras is a dark comedy offering an outlook on truth, politics and sex.
Questions are raised about authority and leadership with mocking (and loving) reverence for Shakespeare’s vision and characters, a playhouse spokesperson said. Prior knowledge or familiarity with Shakespeare is not required to enjoy the play.
Full of contemporary wit and modern language, Fortinbras takes up where Shakespeare’s Hamlet left off.
The play begins with Hamlet dying and Fortinbras rushing in where flights of angels fear to tread. Fortinbras then devises a media blitz to legitimize his ascension to the throne of Denmark.
The cast includes Nina Ames-Forbess, Dylan Bailey, Brendan Farrell, Tim Forsyth, Michael Heidner, Steve Hotz, Andy Kallok, Amanda Majkrzak, John Charles Meyer, Janet Lee Rodriguez, Larry Ruffo, Rowan Russell, Michael Sandidge and Jennifer Sperry.
The play is recommended for ages 16 and over due to adult language and subject matter.
Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for seniors, students, service members, and Metro riders who present their same day ticket or monthly pass when purchasing full price tickets at the box office. To purchase tickets, (310) 645-5156.