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Denmark’s dozen

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Each year, there are more Shakespearean productions in the borough than we can count, but on Friday night at the McCarren Park Pool in Greenpoint, fans of the Bard got more for their money with the Woodshed Collective theater company’s “Twelve Ophelias.”

“The play is a deconstruction of ‘Hamlet’ and takes up the story of Ophelia [played by Pepper Binkley, pictured] but in a new context. It imagines her coming back out of the water to try and see if things could have gone differently,” said director Teddy Bergman. “It’s a totally new play. It’s not just reconfigured Shakespeare. The world she finds is like Denmark by way of ‘Deliverance.’”

With an original score performed live by Brooklyn’s own Jones Street Boys band and a string of performances in one of the borough’s greatest venues, perhaps it should have been Denmark by way of Ditmas Park. Well, there’s always tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow.

“Twelve Ophelias” continues through Aug. 22 at the McCarren Park Pool (Lorimer Street at Bayard Street in Greenpoint). Tickets are free. For information and a complete schedule, visit www.theatermania.com. — Adam Rathe

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