Oscar Isaac to Star in Off Broadway Hamlet As the Prince of Dayum!-mark

Hello, sweet prince. Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2015 Getty Images

Faced with that eternal question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to play the Stars and Wars to outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of theater critics and perform Hamlet in Brooklyn, Oscar Isaac has decided to do both. The fellow of infinite GIFs — Poe Dameron, Llewyn Davis, a Yonkers mayor, and a solid dancer to boot — will play the Danish prince in an upcoming production of Hamlet staged by the Theater for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn. Sam Gold, who won a Tony for Fun Home, will direct the production. Isaac, more than a rogue and peasant movie actor, has several Shakespeare performances to his name, including a turn as Romeo in a 2007 Shakespeare in the Park and appearances in 2005 and 2007 takes on Two Gentlemen of Verona. Get thee (eventually) to a ticket office: His Hamlet is scheduled to begin previews on June 4, 2017.