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Upstage - 3306 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205

Tickets - Sliding Scale $15 - $25

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A violent, sensual, immersive theatrical experience

A young woman struggles against the destructive cycle of violence to save the man she loves from succumbing to a culture of vengeance.

Ophelos is an original performance piece told through movement, masques, music and shadow. It is designed to give the audience a performance experience which breaks down the fourth wall, with action taking place throughout the space. Based on the Scandinavian folk tale of Amleth with text from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelos transcends time using Shakespearean language, 1930s inspired costuming, original
music, modern dance techniques and a unique understanding of multidisciplinary performance.

TAPROOT is a collaborative performance ensemble working to build community and create innovative cross-disciplinary performance experiences through artistic collaboration that speaks truth and challenges audiences. All of TAPROOT’s original and collaborative works have worked to engage the greater Charlotte community by inviting public participation in feedback sessions throughout the development of each
piece. TAPROOT also regularly offers free or low-cost programming that encourages artists to expand their techniques, ideas and peer communities.

TAPROOT exists to penetrate deep into the heart of what gives its community life, strength and character. Taproot artists work as a collaborative ensemble to bring those things to the surface, challenge existing standards and encourage new cultural growth. For complete information about Taproot, visit

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